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about us!


The garden and getting in touch.

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about us!


The garden and getting in touch.

THE GARDEN

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WHY HAVE A LAWN WHEN YOU CAN HAVE A GARDEN?

The picture above is of a garden that supplied multiple restaurants, shops, and people with herbs as well as edible and cut flowers for the better part of 2016. Before that, HBG was envisioned as just one example for what can happen when the land available in our suburban landscape is used for production.

At any given day, you'll find multiple species of bees as well as tons of birds (SO MANY BIRDS), and enough butterflies to lift you out of a sour mood. After turning the yard into a garden, neighbors have slowed as they walk by (so have cars- luckily our street is pretty quiet), children have visited, and lots of people have lended a hand to make this piece of earth pretty great. 

While supplying other businesses with harder to find items they can use to boost their menu is absolutely awesome, it's only part of the point. This garden is the vehicle to connecting to the land available, the people nearby, and a satisfying job and lifestyle that is grounded and meaningful. My hope is that others can see this and be inspired. Do you need to dig up your whole front yard and puzzle your neighbors? No! But, you can grow some food for yourself and our pollinators that are responsible for making so many delicious things possible in the first place. You can step outside and tell yourself that you grew that. You can inspire others to do it too.

Where did the name Hummingbird Gardens come from? First, my grandma, our family gardener was obsessed with them. Second, watch the video below!

 
 
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"Something I try to bring with me every day is doing what I can do to make things better. It's hard not to do that from a place of fear – fear of climate change, fear of loss of diversity and what that means, etc. So I try to do it from a place of love. I love plants. I love what plants can do for people and what we can do for them, I love bees and butterflies and other pollinators, and I want all of these things to do well. I love being a good steward. This is where the name Hummingbird Gardens comes from. "

"Hummingbird Gardens owner Amanda Montgomery began cultivating her love of the land while volunteering at Richmond’s Tricycle Gardens. Fascinated by agriculture and food production, Montgomery landed in a food studies graduate program, and later worked as the garden education coordinator at the Weinstein JCC, which led to her business: providing restaurants with herbs and edible flowers."

What inspires you?

"Other female business owners, being outside, being in the garden with the kids at school (seriously, this rocks), and dreaming up collaboration ideas with my other friends that own businesses."

Other features include: Happy Hour with Hummingbird Gardens (Belle Isle Craft Spirits), The Buzz Behind Hummingbird Gardens (Big Spoon Co.), Logo Design Profile by Copper Note, Holiday Gift Guide by The Richmond Experience, The Magic of Hummingbird Gardens (Plants & Their People).