Watch: Spring Has Sprung At The West Virginia Botanic Garden


While the coronavirus is forcing many of us to stay largely at home, spring in West Virginia has not gotten the message.

Flowers are blooming and birds are out in full force. Although many places are closed, West Virginians can still get outside during the coronavirus pandemic, as long as safe social distancing practices are observed.

One of the places that remains open is the West Virginia Botanic Garden. The 85-acre non-profit nature preserve is located in Morgantown, in what was previously the city’s water supply, Tibbs Run Reservoir. The reservoir was drained in 1980, and the property was leased to the West Virginia Botanic Garden in 1999.

Senior Producer John Nakashima recently spent some time at the Botanic Garden and found spring in full bloom.