UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >


Denise Swayne

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My entire life I have enjoyed drawing and painting. Then along came the love of gardening and a fascination with Botany, I received my certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from The Brookside School of Botanical Art in 2010. Before that I trained as a Master Gardener in Maryland and have been involved in Federated Garden Clubs for 20 plus years. Growing, arranging, drawing and painting plants, fruits and vegetables are pure joy for me. I am always excited to learn new techniques and gather interesting information. Most of my work is in watercolor, but I do use colored pencils and graphite. Commissions are welcome.