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Gardens & Grounds

Orchards, courtyards, row crops, ponds, and a forest are just some of the green spaces that make up the forty-five acres of Uhuburg.

Practical Gardening

Uhuburg has a produce garden, vineyards, greenhouse, tropical atrium, demo gardens, a native garden, orchards, mushroom room, and flowering gardens throughout the courtyards.

More than 30 row crops provide ample growing space to provide for our produce market, overnight guests and special events. The vineyards produce over 1500 pounds of muscadine and concord grapes. Seedling propagation occurs in the greenhouse and, together with a tropical Atrium, the 2 areas provide unique growing settings year round. A specially designed room in the South Gatehouse is used for produce processing, preparation and storage. A native garden features plants such as American beautyberry and local milkweed. Several small growing areas are used to demonstrate various, practical  growing techniques such as hugelkultur and square foot gardening.

Coming additions: mushroom room and medicinal gardens

Botanical Gardens

Dawn redwoods, once native to Georgia, and peacock ferns create a charming path up to the castle. Upon entering the grand red gates of the Main Gatehouse, a rose garden kicks off the courtyard botanics with pink blooms all summer. The courtyard gardens meander throughout the grounds, lush with an abundance of flowering plants, fruiting trees, pond flora & fauna, and a particularly special feature: a bog of carnivorous plants.

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Did you know?

Venus Fly Traps are native to only North & South Carolina!

Enchanted Forest & Trails

 The land of Uhuburg is filled with a variety of natural wonders including common and unique forests, several waterfalls, historic gold mining aqueduct, several springs, valleys, fauna groupings, unique trees, plants, and rock formations, and vistas and scenic views. The well-marked and improved trails are designed to pass by many of these features.

 

Volunteering
Be a Part of Uhuburg!

With such an abundance of growing space, the castle gardeners can use help with planting, weed control, maintenance and harvesting.

Click below to fill out our volunteer application.