The Grotto Gardens at the Dayton VA Medical Center

Grotto Gardens Info

This project is a collaborative effort between The Dayton VA Medical Center (DVAMC), The Ohio State University Extension’s Greater Montgomery County Master Gardener Volunteers, Home Depot, and The American Veterans Heritage Center.
 
In 2012, The Dayton VA Medical Center (DVAMC) and The American Veterans Heritage Center initiated the current reclamation of the historic Grotto Gardens landscape. The Ohio State University Extension’s Greater Montgomery County Master Gardener Volunteers joined the team in 2013 to provide maintenance support, develop and maintain new gardens, and continue the reclamation process. Along the way, other volunteers have joined the team and there have been significant financial and in-kind donations by individual, organizations, garden clubs, and garden centers. Because of this kind of outside interest, the reclamation is progressing much faster than anticipated.

Where

S. Gettysburg Ave at Tennessee Ave. Dayton, OH 45428
 
Directions -Take St Rt 35 W to the Gettysburg exit.   Continue straight through the gates and then take the first left on Tennessee.    Parking available on road.

When

Free & Open to the Public
Contact for Tours & Presentations

The Grotto Gardens are on the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

Who

The OSU Extension’s Greater Montgomery
County Master Gardener Volunteers

The Grotto Gardens are planned and maintained by the OSUE Master Gardeners and in conjunction with the AVHC. Other Grotto Volunteers are also critical to its success.

What’s New at the Grotto Gardens

100% Local

 
Local Volunteers provide the labor and sometimes materials for the Grotto Gardens at the Dayton VA Medical Center. These tireless volunteers, generous sponsors and donors have helped make the full restoration of the Grotto Gardens possible.

The Dayton VA Medical Center is fortunate to have many selfless volunteers who enjoy giving back and supporting Veterans and the local community.

The Dayton Grotto Gardens is a Level 1 Accredited Arboretun

Garden Sponsors

The Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the American Veterans Heritage Center, and The OSU Extension Montgomery County Master Gardener Volunteers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals and organization whose gifts are being used to reclaim the historic Grotto landscape.

Donate

All donations should be sent to:
American Veterans Heritage Center, P.O. Box 1366, Fairborn, OH 45324
(Please mark all donations “Grotto Project”)

Address

Building 120
4100 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45428

Mailing address

AVHC
P.O. Box 1366
Fairborn, OH 45324

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Hours of operation

Monday through Friday
9AM to 3PM
or by appointment

Phone number

Office: (937) 267-7628

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