Hampton Roads Oyster Gardening Roundups

Returning Gardeners Only

Registration is open. See locations, dates, times, and links to register below.

Each year, CBF oyster gardeners return their year-old oysters at CBF Oyster Roundups at various locations throughout Virginia. This year we will be collecting oysters in June, July, and August. CBF transplants the oysters the same day we receive them to state-managed sanctuary reefs, where they will continue growing and spawning—helping to jump-start local oyster populations.

These roundups are also a way to get new baby oysters for the year. A $35 fee is required for spat-on-shell to offset program costs. Your 18" x 9" cages should be reused year after year. If you need to replace cages or are expanding the number of batches you will be growing, additional cages can be requested during registration free of charge.

CBF is proud to partner with the Elizabeth River Project, Friends of the Rappahannock, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Portsmouth Parks and Recreation, and The Tides Inn to help expand our oyster gardening program. The oyster gardening event in Norfolk is co-hosted by the Elizabeth River Project. The oyster gardening event in Tappahannock is co-hosted by Friends of the Rappahannock. The oyster gardening event in Portsmouth is co-hosted by Portsmouth Parks and Recreation. The oyster gardening event in Irvington is co-hosted by The Tides Inn. The oyster gardening event in Gloucester Point is co-hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Locations, Dates, and Times

Registration closes two days prior to the event.

Virginia Beach Oyster Gardening Roundup I
Saturday, June 10, 2023
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Register

Norfolk Oyster Gardening Roundup
Thursday, June 15, 2023
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

VA Eastern Shore Oyster Gardening Roundup
Saturday, June 17, 2023
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Register

Irvington Oyster Gardening Roundup
Saturday, June 24, 2023
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Register

Hampton Oyster Gardening Roundup
Thursday, June 29, 2023
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Gloucester Point Oyster Gardening Roundup
Thursday, July 20, 2023
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Newport News Oyster Gardening Roundup
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Tappahannock Oyster Gardening Roundup
Thursday, July 27, 2023
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Portsmouth Oyster Gardening Roundup
Thursday, August 3, 2023
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Register

Virginia Beach Oyster Gardening Roundup II
Saturday, August 5, 2023
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Register

If you have questions regarding CBF's Oyster Gardening program please e-mail, [email protected] or call 757-644-4125.

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