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 is converting the former Broodmare Barn, once home to Paul Mellon’s winning race horses, into unique accommodation and work spaces for future visiting scholars and fellows.