One of Mill Mountain Garden Club’s community projects, the wildflower garden sits atop namesake Mill Mountain and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The garden is two and one-half acres of land carefully planned, weeded, planted and maintained by members since 1971. The Founders Fund Award, given by the Garden Club of America in 1978, made it possible to complete the planting and construct appropriate entrance gates. In 1988, the wildflower garden received the “Common Wealth Award” given by the Garden Club of Virginia. Today the garden is popular for picnics, weddings and meetings, and continues with the complete support of the Mill Mountain Garden Club. The membership is active in environmental and conservation issues, locally, and at the state and national level.