James River Nurseries would like to congratulate Robbie Layne, a valued employee, for passing the exam to become a Virginia Certified Horticulturist (VCH). This rigorous four-hour exam typically takes up to 6 months to prepare for and covers a broad range of horticulture subjects including basic botany, soils and fertilization, diseases, pesticides, plant propagation, trees and shrubs, perennials and annuals, landscape design as well as many other related topics.
"The VCH designation offers many benefits to businesses and consumers as well. Consumers are assured they will receive professional services from a capable associate and the confidence that any business employing a VCH certified employee is a credible source for their nursery or landscaping needs."
The designation symbolizes the recipients desire to be informed on the latest developments in the industry allowing them to be well positioned to provide their clients with accurate and reliable information.
Here at James River Nurseries, we appreciate Robbie's continued interest in honing his skill and congratulate him on passing the exam to become a Virginia Certified Horticulturist!
James River Nurseries is a leading landscape company serving Richmond, Virginia for over 35 years.
During that time, we have worked with some of the area's most successful builders, general contractors and developers. Additionally, we have had the pleasure of assisting individual homeowners with their landscape installation projects.
When working with James River Nurseries, you can be confident we will get the job done to your satisfaction. We look forward to the opportunity to add you to our ever-growing list of satisfied clients as we continue to serve families and businesses throughout Central Virginia.
If you enjoy a good "before & after" demonstration of a project, be sure to check out this short video!
James River Nurseries recently completed landscaping the new VCU College of Health Professions building.
The VCU College of Health Professions, formerly the School of Allied Health Professions, is relocating to this brand new 154,000 square-foot building featuring "cutting edge learning laboratories designed for human simulation, diagnostic technology, rehabilitation and counseling education. Flexible classrooms will be designated to promote student engagement and to foster distance learning opportunities."
The new facility will be large enough to provide a unified space for the college's nine academic units, the doctoral program in health-related sciences, the dean's office and the Virginia Center on Aging. The College of Health Professions had been scattered among five buildings on two campuses.
Here at James River Nruseries, we know how fortunate we are to have Virginia Commonwealth University part of the Central Virginia community and wish the best to all those who will be working and learning in the new College of Health Professions facility.
James River Nurseries was proud to be selected hardscape contractor for the new Fox Garden at Nuckols Farm Elementary. Consisting of a brick patio with raised beds, the new garden will provide students a place to learn about plants, gardening and nature.
In addition to being a source of education for the children, the school will be selling individual bricks within the patio to help raise funds for the children's activities.
At James River Nurseries, we love hearing about projects benefiting the youth of our community and enjoy being invited to play a role in helping those projects come to life. We'd like to thank the folks over at Nuckols Farm Elementary for inviting Dean Johnson, from our hardscapes division, to participate in the ribbon cutting during the Fox Garden Dedication Ceremony.
Each year at this time, the Home Building Association of Richmond puts on an event designed to provide a unique opportunity to tour luxury homes. The name of the event, Homearama.
HHHunt, developer of this year's host community, River Mill, is a valued client of ours, so in support of their efforts to host a successful event, we thought we'd share a little information about this year's Homearama.
This year's show will consist of five homes and two townhomes, all showcasing the latest trends in architecture, technologies and colors. In addition to the homes, there will be special events and exhibits.
Here are a few events you might want to put on your calendar.
Fit & Fun Weekend June 1 & 2 Live music by Bethany Gates Food by Slideways and Dank Eats
Taste of RVA June 6 5:00 - 8:00 Live music by Blairs West Food by Lunch.Supper!, Brunch, and Smoke Pit Grill
Family Friday Night June 7 5:00 - 8:00 Enjoy a movie under the stars Food by Slideways
Homearama Homegrown June 8 & 9 12:00 - 4:00 Featuring pop-up shops from local RVA artisans & vendors Food by Cheesaggedon and LowCo Eatery
Brews, Tunes & Tour June 13 5:00 - 8:00 Live music by Russell Trio Food by Slideways
Family Friday Night June 14 5:00 - 8:00 Enjoy a movie under the stars Food by Cheesaggedon
Round-Up Rodeo June 15 & 16 12:00 - 4:00 Live music by Jocelyn Oldham Food by Smokie Joes BBQ on Saturday Food by Firehouse BBQ on Sunday
Whether you're in the market for a new home, looking for ideas and inspiration for your next project around the house, or just enjoy spending time in a relaxing atmosphere touring exceptional homes, be sure to make plans to attend this year's event.