James River Nurseries is excited to announce that 600 Canal Place, Dominion Energy's new 20 story office tower in downtown Richmond, was awarded Project of the Decade (DECADE!) by the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE). The 19th annual GRACRE Awards, held in November, 2020, honored outstanding commercial real estate projects in the region during 2019.
The award was given to the project because of its size and impact to downtown Richmond and the city's skyline. It was the first time a GRACRE Award was given to a project for a period of a decade.
We'd like to congratulate everyone involved in making this project a reality and express our profound gratitude in being selected landscape and hardscape contractor for such an amazing new structure.
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recently published an article sharing predictions made by landscape professionals on residential landscape trends for 2021.
Here are a few excerpts from the article: (To read the article in its entirety, please visit: Landscape Trends)
Outdoor Entertaining Areas "Features that allow people to gather as a family will be particularly popular, such as fire pits, patios, outdoor kitchens, and even open green spaces where families can play games."
"We've seen a huge increase in the trend for outdoor dining, entertaining, living spaces."
"Adding privacy screens, pergolas, water features or simply beautifying the landscape with plantings all help create a soothing and healing space as people look for a place where they can separate themselves from work and schooling being at home now."
Stay-At-Home Effects "With more people staying at home there has been an increase amount of people trying their hand at DIY projects, but most landscapers agree, when it comes to the larger landscape jobs, they're still turning to the professionals."
"Jacobsen says the demand is so high due to customers having more funds to put into their properties and they're booking jobs a lot earlier. Greathouse agrees that customers are using their unspent travel funds to hire landscaping companies."
Increased Environmental Awareness "These trends include a desire for native plants, pollinator gardens, water conservation and organic lawn care."
At James River Nurseries, we know our success has been in direct relation to the business/support we've received from the Central Virginia community. Without the support, we would not be the strong vibrant company we are today and are grateful to be in a position to give back to our community.
When we did our year-end review of the organizations we were able to help in 2020, we were particularly grateful given the hardships created by such a challenging year.
Thank you, Central Virginia, for your continued support of James River Nurseries as your go-to landscape/hardscape contractor! We look forward to continuing our support of you as we enter into 2021 and beyond!
Organizations we were proud to support in 2020:
American Cancer Society American Heart Association - Hard Hats for Health Ashland Rescue Squad, Inc. Atlee Little League Children's Hospital Foundation Richmond, Va. Capital Trees Circles Ashland Chesterfield Cultural Arts Foundation Conexus Vision for Children Downtown Ashland Association Feed More Free Clinic of Powhatan George Washington Foundation - Ferry Farm Goochland Cares Goochland Free Clinic & Family Hanover Christmas Mother Hanover Tavern Foundation Andres Hernandez c/o Juan Carlos Hernandez Massey Street of Hope - Massey Cancer Center Mustaches for Kids - Richmond Richmond SPCA RVA Bluegrass Jam, Inc The Salvation Army Tuckahoe Little League Virginia FFA Foundation VCU Hyperloop VA Tech Horticulture Garden Young Life - Hanover County Young Life YMCA YMCA - Childcare Facility (Landscape Bed Value)
We know in order to meet the moment, many annual holiday traditions are being modified. Here at JRN we needed to make our own modifications to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Sadly, we were unable to have our annual JRN family Christmas dinner and festivities, but that didn't stop us from celebrating the season!
Santa and his sleigh arrived at the break of dawn on December 18th, and thanks to the generosity of Mike, Dan & Brian Hildebrand, owners of our company, we were able to continue our tradition of the raffle drawing. As always, there were amazing gifts given away.
In the spirit of the season, we'd like to share a short video of our modified Christmas celebration, and sincerely wish you and yours all the best for a wonderful holiday season and a joyous New Year!
James River Nurseries was proud to be selected landscape and hardscape contractor for the new Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts!
Located in Chester Village Green next to the Chester Library, the new center is the county's first performing arts complex. This state-of-the-art cultural arts center has been designed to provide a venue for bringing world-class artists and performances to the county.
The 22,000 square-foot facility will include a "professional children's theater, a touring educational theater, performing and visual arts classes and camps and the Baxter and Elaine Perkinson Gallery, a visual arts resource center showcasing the work of local and national artists at all experience levels."
By serving as a vital creative resource for the county, the center will draw people together for entertainment and education. Through the arts, the center will inspire and inform in creative ways, and will, no doubt, have a positive impact on the community.
James River Nurseries applauds everyone involved in making the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts a reality and wish them all the best for creating an environment that will serve as an outlet for creativity and growth.