June 10, 2023

Landscape & Grounds Adopt-A-Pot

Lonely Pots up for adoption, plant material will vary.

Lonely Pots up for adoption, plant material will vary.

It is your lucky day! UMW Landscape & Grounds has a surplus of annual plants. Policy prevents us from giving them away but there is no policy against adoption.

How it will work? L & G will put together annuals in decorative pots, faculty and staff can then adopt one or a pair of pots to be placed outside on the Fredericksburg Campus and maintained by the adopter.

L & G maintains the right to: remove pots that have not thrived, award adoptions that spread pots across campus (not at just one building), match pots to the environment, decide to award singular or paired pots depending on the location.

Pots will come with a watering can and access to water at the closest spigot.

Submit an adoption request to Joni Wilson at jwilson@umw.edu, include your name, contact information and suggested location. Submissions will be accepted until June 19 or pots run out. Awards will be made on a first come first serve basis and at the sole discretion of the Director of Landscape and Grounds.



  1. Gary L. West says

    I think The Indoor Tennis Center will look a whole lot better with some lively health plants. I am not then willing to adopt some plants and take special care of them.