December 5, 2023

2nd Annual UMW Adopt-A-Pot

The 2nd annual UMW Adopt-A-Pot is here!

Landscape & Grounds has a surplus of annual plants. We cannot give 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, including your name, contact information and suggested location. Submissions will be accepted until June 23 or until pots run out. Awards will be made on a first come, first served basis and at the sole discretion of the Director of Landscape and Grounds.