James River Nurseries was proud to be selected landscape and hardscape contractor for the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Belmont Golf Course in Henrico County.
Originally known as Hermitage Country Club, Belmont was designed in 1917 and boasts a long rich history. Part of the history includes Ben Hogan winning the 1945 Richmond Invitational as well as hosting the 1949 PGA Championship won by Virginia's own Sam Snead.
Today Belmont is entering a new and exciting phase of it's on going story. First Tee of Richmond leased the course from Henrico County and has, along with Love Golf Design, led the effort to modernize and redesign the facility. It will continue to be open to the public, but will now have an increased focus on youth golf participation.
Part of the renovation included converting the existing 18-hole course into a 12-hole course, construction of a six-hole short course, as well as adding a driving range and practice area.
At James River Nurseries, it's gratifying knowing we played a role in the reimagined iconic Belmont Golf Course, and wish all the best to the folks over at First Tee as they continue to advance their mission as a youth development organization.
In 2007, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved and designated a week in June as "National Pollinator Week." Designed to address the urgent issue of pollinator populations, National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them.
"Pollination occurs when pollen grains are moved between two flowers of the same species, or within a single flower, by wind or animals that are pollinators. Successful pollination, which may require multiple pollinators to a single flower, results in healthy fruit and fertile seeds, allowing plants to reproduce. Without pollinators, we simply wouldn't have many crops!"
According to the U.S. Forest Service, "pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants to reproduce. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at!" It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 bites of food comes to us through the work of animal pollinators.
James River Nurseries recently landscaped the new Virginia ABC Headquarters and Warehouse located in Hanover County. Situated on a 40-acre site near the intersection of Pole Green Road and I-295, this new facility includes a 315,000 square-foot warehouse and a 95,000 square-foot office building where approximately 500 of Virginia ABC's 4,000 workers will be stationed.
The new complex will replace the 50 year-old Virginia ABC Headquarters located on Hermitage Road near the Diamond. That facility sits on approximately 20 acres and has a warehouse slightly larger that 295,000 square-feet. Expanding the size and scope of the new operations will allow the Virginia ABC to keep pace with growth of both the ABC stores as well as the craft beverage industry.
As for the coveted property on Hermitage Road the Virginia ABC will be leaving, look for a new VCU athletic village to be built. That facility is slated to have 18 tennis courts, multiuse courts, a soccer field & practice field, as well as indoor and outdoor tracks.
James River Nurseries recently began landscaping the first phase of Westhampton Commons, a new mix-use development located at the northwest corner of Libbie and Patterson avenues.
Talk about a storied piece of property! The site was home to the old Westhampton School which consisted of two structures, one built in 1917 (the one sitting closest to the corner of Libbie and Patterson) and a second one built in the 1930s. Having played out the role as educational institution, time and circumstance called for a redevelopment of the property. And after many twists and turns trying to come up with the right fit for the property (we'll spare you the details), it was determined they would renovate the original building and raze the one built in the '30s.
The newly renovated iconic building will now take on a new role as a commercial office building. The structure will be part of a development which will include office space, apartments, retail, a three level parking deck, and an outdoor plaza. The development will consist of more than 250,000 square-feet.
At James River Nurseries, one of the cool things about what we do, other than the obvious, adding value and beauty to a property through our plantings, is that we get to play a role in helping write the ongoing story of our region. We weren't around when the original Westhampton School was built, but we're quite familiar with its past, and we're excited to play a small role in its revival.
James River Nurseries is a landscape construction company serving Richmond, Va. and the surrounding counties since 1983. We specialize in professional landscape design and installation, creative gardens, green roof systems, hardscapes, patios, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, outdoor fireplaces and retaining walls.
Our company has built a solid reputation in the region by consistently delivering quality materials along with expert installation. We have extensive knowledge of our local and regional climate, terrain, and soil conditions, which allows us to leverage the power of horticulture science.
Equally significant, we believe, is our team's enthusiasm to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest horticultural trends. By continually seeking out educational opportunities in our area of experise, we are able to advise our clients on best practices relating to environmental sustainability as well as ecological protection, preservation & productivity.
For nearly four decades (38 and counting), we have remained committed to our clients' satisfaction, striving not only to meet expectations, but to exceed them. By listening to their needs and objectives, offering sound advise in our area of expertise, and delivering on our commitments, we believe we have the formula that ensures our ability to consistently add value to every project.
It is the value added proposition which sets us apart from the competition, and is why we consistently earn business from the region's leading developers, general contractors and landscape architects to work on high profile projects that strive to uphold the heritage, culture, history & ecological footprint of the Greater Richmond Region.