Wpa Original Gardeners

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.

Wpa Original Gardeners

"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.

The Garden Lover s Guide to the South

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
pm ...

The Garden Lover s Guide to the South

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.

Gardens Across America East of the Mississippi

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,
crepe ...

Gardens Across America  East of the Mississippi

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.

Farming for Health

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
agency ...

Farming for Health

If not pure therapy, such activities may have therapeutic value according to extensive experience.

Hearings

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
proposed ...

Hearings


Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia

561 ical care Designating the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the Norfolk
Botanical Garden as State Botanical Gardens of Virginia . 5 uns have and of the
med rimary - fivt y a pena cologia in te reprodita ecologia di jent and me Agreed
to ...

Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia


The Public Garden

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 ...

The Public Garden


With Paintbrush Shovel

... 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 ...

With Paintbrush   Shovel

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.

Garden Journal

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
Commission .

Garden Journal


Insiders Guide to Hampton Roads

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
 ...

Insiders  Guide   to Hampton Roads

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.

The American Camellia Yearbook

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 ...

The American Camellia Yearbook


The Best of Virginia Farms Cookbook Tour Book

The Best of Virginia Farms Cookbook   Tour Book

Find information on Virginia's expected crops, wine and spirits, Christmas trees, and the famous horse farm industry in this comprehensive cookbook and tour guide. Photos.

Newscast

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 ...

Newscast


Piper Reed Forever Friend

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
plow ...

Piper Reed  Forever Friend

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.

International Directory of Botanical Gardens

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,
University ...

International Directory of Botanical Gardens


New Norfolk

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
distinction ...

New Norfolk


Historic Garden Week in Virginia

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 ...

Historic Garden Week in Virginia


International Directory of Botanical Gardens V

... Botanical Garden 776 MILLBROOK : Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum 777
NEWARK : The Dawes Arboretum 777 NEWBURGH : Thomas C Desmond
Arboretum 778 NILES : Fernwood Nature Center , Botanical Garden 779
NORFOLK : Norfolk ...

International Directory of Botanical Gardens V


AABGA Membership Directory and Handbook

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 ...

AABGA Membership Directory and Handbook