Oak Spring Garden Foundation will help inspire and develop leaders in plant- and garden-related studies and practice through fellowships, internships, and residencies. OSGF will also host mission-related convenings, including conferences and workshops, and is exploring a range of off-site programming in northern Virginia and further afield. Check back here and sign up for our newsletter for updates on our progress!
Landscape Management Plan
OSGF is starting work on a comprehensive site survey that will ultimately lead to a landscape management plan for the 263-acre estate. The goal is that the estate, already protected by Paul Mellon as part of a conservation easement, will exemplify sustainable land management practices and provide ample opportunities for horticulture, arboriculture and sustainable agriculture.
Conferences + Public Outreach
OSGF looks forward to hosting on-site workshops and conferences for established and emerging scholars and leaders working in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts. A number of public outreach activities, including Wiki Edit-a-thons, are planned to reach a wider audience.
Our Convening Spaces
OSGF converted the former Broodmare Barn, once home to Paul Mellon’s winning race horses, into unique accommodation and work spaces for visiting scholars and fellows.