Hours of Operation

Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 9am to 12pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am to 4:30pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Learn about our vision for the future of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen – Join Us

What's New at The Nature Foundation

A new Nine Minute Naturalist. Josh Palumbo, TNFW Forest Management Coordinator, covers the basics in identifying poison ivy, oak and sumac and how to treat yourself in the field if you make contact. Follow this link to read The Poison Plants.
Living with Nature at Wintergreen. Join a Foundation Naturalist on Saturday morning for a moderate to strenuous interpretive hike and explore Wintergreen’s natural environment! TNFW members hike free! Visit our Event Registration page to sign up.
Want to hang out? Volunteer opportunity on September 17. Do you want to enjoy a day outside? Whether you are a golfer or not, please keep reading. The annual Sara Ott Memorial Golf Classic benefits The Nature Foundation, and the event takes place at the Stoney Creek Golf Course. It is a great way to spend the day outside with friends all the while supporting a valuable and unique asset that helps define our community. We are in need of volunteers to help at the “special event holes”:
  • Hole-In-One/Closest-To-The-Pin
  • Pro-Drive
Both volunteer assignments are fun and provide the opportunity to see and speak with the players. You do not need to be a golfer to volunteer for these assignments. Also, no one works alone. You will always have a partner or two. Volunteer yourself or get together with a friend and we will be happy to place you on an assignment together. If interested please email Barbara Tinsley at tinsleyb44@gmail.com or Marilyn Duncan at mgd.on.fire@gmail.com and join our team of volunteers. Thank you.
Our summer activities. The July-September 2021 Calendar of Events events is now available online on The Nature Foundation website under “Events & Event Registration” in the top menu bar.
Trail map. A detailed map of all of the trails within Wintergreen, maintained by TNFW, is available at Trillium House and the front desk of Wintergreen Resort’s Mountain Inn.
Native Plants. The Nature Foundation will accept continuous native plant orders via email to Doug Coleman. Advance orders can be picked up weekly on Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm at the greenhouse. Larger orders can be arranged by other appointments. Visit our greenhouse webpage to see a list of plants available for sale. All our plants are propagated and grown from local seeds and cuttings. Our next special plant sale event will be Saturday, September 4 from 9am to 12pm.

Our programs are open to anyone who wishes to take part and enjoy nature.

Support The Nature Foundation today and experience our member benefits.

Go outside & play

Our trail system covers an assortment of terrain throughout its 35 miles. There are both rugged, steep slopes as well as beautiful, short strolls most anyone can enjoy.

Grow native plants

Preserving while enhancing the natural beauty of the land is a goal of those who garden using native plants. The Nature Foundation is a leader in making it easier and fun.


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