Joseph Pines Preserve Tours

Come join us for guided tours of the last great refuge for native pitcher plants in Virginia at the Joseph Pines Preserve in Sussex County. The preserve represents an aggressive attempt at restoring an indigenous longleaf pine/pitcher plant ecosystem through an ambitious reintroduction effort. Many of the plants now found on the preserve have been extirpated from their natural habitats and are now only found at Joseph Pines. The preserve has expanded to over 232 acres thanks to a loan and grant from the State of Virginia and the entire property is permanently protected with a conservation easement with the Virginia Dept. of Forestry. Tour reservations are required. Contact Dr. Phil Sheridan, 804-633-4336,

Tour dates and times

June 15, 11:00 A.M. & July 15, 10:30 A.M.


Directions to the preserve can be found here.  Physical stamina is needed due to the high heat and humidity at this time of year and extensive hike.  We can make accommodation for those with special needs. Trespassing or unauthorized collection of plants or artifacts from the preserve is not permitted and illegal acts will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law!

Sarracenia at the Joseph Pines Preserve


Crossfest 2013!

The Joseph Pines Preserve Expands! The Sussex County, VA Preserve Adds 131 Acres

State Matching Grant Awarded for Central Virginia Preserve! The Caroline County, VA Preserve

Letter from the President - Pitchers for the Public!

Match Donation Starts Preserve in Caroline County, Central Virginia


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