Oak Spring Garden Foundation

The Oak Spring Garden Foundation (OSGF) is a private operation foundation set on the former private estate of Paul and Rachel ("Bunny") Lambert Mellon in Upperville, Virgina. OSGF is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating scholarship and public dialogue on the history and future of plants, including the culture of gardens and landscapes and the importance of plants for human well-being.

One of the primary ways OSGF meets our mission is by hosting residency and fellowship programs.  The residency and fellowship programs all include individual grants that are intended to alleviate some, if not all, of the expenses associated with attending a residency program.  Residents and fellows are housed on-site in a private bedroom and bathroom, with a shared living space for two to eight week programs.

Artists, writers, ecologists, and humanities scholars are all eligible for our programs, so long as they indicate a clear alignemnet with OSGF's mission and values.  While on site, residents and fellows are able to explore our biocultural conservation farm, formal garden, 700-acre landscape, and make appointments to visit our rare book library.

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