"The Norfolk Botanical Garden is a 175 acre natural beauty in Norfolk, VA. It is the only existing WPA garden. During the Deep Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to create jobs across the country. The City of Norfolk received WPA funds for a variety of projects. One project was to create the Norfolk Azalea Garden. From the grant 200 African American women and 20 men were given the job to clear 25 acres of swampland filled with marsh, trees, underbrush and shrubs to create an azalea garden. In September 1993, the gardeners began the work and by March 1939 they had cleared a protion of the marsh land to plant 4000 azaleas, 100 bushels of tulips, 2000 rhododendrons, camelias and a variety of other plants. The gardeners continued their work until 1942 and by that time, they had moved the equivalent of 150 truckloads of dirt by hand to build the levee for Mirror Lake. This is their story."--Back cover.
15 Norfolk : Norfolk Botanical Gardens LOCATION : EXIT 279 ON INTERSTATE
64 , ADJACENT TO THE AIRPORT , FIVE MILES EAST OF DOWNTOWN
NORFOLK GARDEN OPEN : 9am to 7 pm daily , April 15 - October 15 : 9 am to 5
Author: Paul Bennett
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Our Garden Lover's Guide series has been hailed by Garden Design as "eminently practical" and by Home as "authoritative" and "indispensible." These three new volumes complete our survey of American gardens; together, the four books feature over 500 public gardens across the country. Each book is designed for readers to use as they travel through a state or region. Similar to our highly successful European garden guides, the U. S. guides are illustrated in full color with numerous photographic images and watercolor drawings of the most significant gardens, all specially commissioned for these books. In addition to insightful texts, contact data, opening hours, admission fees, and directions are provided. The perfect companion for any garden enthusiast, whether tourist or armchair traveler.
The American Horticulatural Society's Guide to American Public Gardens and
Arboreta John H. Russell, Thomas S. ... Today, Norfolk Botanical Garden features
major collections of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, hollies, dogwoods,
Author: John H. Russell
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Gardening is one of America's most popular hobbies, and attendance at public gardens and arboreta continues to rise. Gardens Across America is a comprehensive two-volume guide to nearly 2,000 gardens. Each entry in this state-by-state guide contains such basic information as hours of operation and directions as well asa listing of activities, educational programs, and any unique botanical features. Gardens are also indexed by type (Japanese, children's etc. and by designer; another index lists plant species and where they can be found. Twenty-four pages of color plates round out this portable directory of America's public gardens.
However , other botanic gardens such as the Norfolk Botanical Garden have
developed programs in cooperation with other agencies to serve clients directly
through programs that support the goals and mission of the garden and the
Author: Jan Hassink
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
If not pure therapy, such activities may have therapeutic value according to extensive experience.
Release on 1964 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN , Norfolk , Va . , June 18 , 1964 . Hon .
GAYLORD NELSON , U . S . Senate , Washington , D . C . DEAR MR . NELSON :
As director of the Norfolk Botanical Garden , I am definitely interested in your
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
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The Albuquerque BioPark's Rio Grande Botanic Garden showcased its 10 - acre
1930s Heritage Farm by displaying a historic farm wagon filled with goodies from
the Farm . Do Not Climb The Huntington Botanical Gardens ' display on the ...
... by local garden clubs . Initiated between May 1937 and July 1938 , the other
projects were located in Charlottesville , Norfolk , Hopewell , and Danville . The
Norfolk sanctuary , now the Norfolk Botanical Garden , took shape in 1937 in ...
Author: Bessie Niemeyer Marshall
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Recounting a fascinating wildlife sanctuary project put together by women's groups in Petersburg, Virginia, in the 1930s, this book focuses on the detailed paintings that artist Bessie Niemeyer Marshall produced for the project. The 222 of her 238 botanical watercolors showcased here depict a host of native flowers, shrubs, and trees, including some rare and imperiled species. 13 photos. 1 map.
HENRY ALLAN GLEASON AWARD The New York Botanical Garden presented
its Henry Allan Gleason Award to ... of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens ; and
FitzGerald Bemiss , Chairman of the Virginia Outdoor Recreation Study
Virginia Beach, Norfolk & Newport News Anthony Germanotta. MCDoNALD's
HoLIDAY LIgHtsAt tHe BeACH Virginia Beach ... Check out the Norfolk Botanical Garden's Garden of Lights. Every Nov and Dec a million lightbulbs bloom along a
Author: Anthony Germanotta
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Hampton Roads is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this storied Virginia metropolitan area. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Hampton Roads and its surrounding environs.
Jo Anne Gordon Norfolk ' s Botanical Garden . An undiscovered paradise most
noted for its lovely masses of azaleas , is said to have one of the most
outstanding camellia collections in this part of the United States . Ranging from
sasanquas to ...
All the guest Japanese Iris from the various private gardens as well as the Norfolk Botanical Gardens had to be dug , divided and then sent to the various people .
This was not only a hard job physically , but the time involved was unbelievable ...
at our new home, Mom and Chief talked about volunteering at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. “I was looking online at the information, girls. Tori, you and
Piper could help, if you wish.” Tori looked as if Mom had said she would have to
Author: Kimberly Willis Holt
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Piper is excited to move to a new state and catch up with old friends. But the move doesn't go as smoothly as she expected: Piper has trouble feeling accepted in her new surroundings. But then she meets Arizona Smiley. Arizona is an avid stamp collector and bowls in a league. Piper is intrigued by Arizona's originality and before long, she wins Arizona's affections, and the two become great friends. This move turns out to be the best one yet, and Piper is eager to spread her trademark "Get Off the Bus" catchphrase once again.
INDEX Page MILLEDGEVILLE: Lockerly Arboretum 763 MILWAUKEE: Mitchell
Park Conservatory 763 MINNEAPOLIS: Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird
Sanctuary 764 MINNEAPOLIS: Greenhouse of the College of Pharmacy,
It is officially known now , as the “ Norfolk Botanical Garden " . Others would
rather have it named " Gardens by the Sea " , but after all a name in this case is
only an address . Azaleas for over a century have become a trade - mark of
The City of Norfolk acquired the house in 1951 and placed it under the
administration of the Chrysler Museum of Art ... Norfolk Botanical Garden displays
more than 20 theme gardens including the Virginia Native Plant Garden (
Founder ' s ...
Release on 1999 | by American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
The following is a list of Institutional Members of the American Association of
Botanical Gardens and Arboreta that offer free ... T.H. Everett Rock Garden ) Des
Moines Botanical Center Dixon Gallery and Gardens , The Norfolk Botanical Garden ...
Author: American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta