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James River Nurseries was proud to be selected landscape contractor for the William & Mary Alumni House expansion project.

The Alumni House features a new entrance with dedicated reception area, a ballroom that will accomodate 400 people for a seated dinner and more than 800 for a standing reception, as well as an alumni lounge and business center.

At James River Nurseries, we consider it a privilege to work on the campus of the second oldest institution of higher learning in the United States (founded in 1693) and would like to congratulate everyone associated with William & Mary on the opening of their newly expanded Alumni House and wish them the best as they continue to nurture old relationships and cultivate new ones in this beautiful facility.

James River Nurseries would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Virginia Garden Club!  Why?  Because this year they're celebrating 100 years!  100 years of preserving Virginia's natural resources & historic landscapes, as well as informing, educating, and challenging others to become engaged in those issues.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many of the events planned for their centennial celebration have been cancelled or postponed, but their achievement of this milestone is no less significant and we would like to celebrate them by sharing a bit of their story (in their own words):

"In 1920, as women were fighting for the right to vote and our road systems were first being created, Laura Wheelwright of the James River Garden Club gathered friends who belonged to eight garden clubs across the commonwealth to found Garden Club of Virginia.  Their vision was to form an alliance among garden clubs to elevate their voice in the commonweath for important environmental issues.

Over the years, while leadership of the organization has changed, the women of GCV have remained steadfast in their mission to protect Virginia.

GCV exists today as a historic partnership of 47 garden clubs from across the commonwealth.  Its members form an active association of 3,300 community and civic leaders seeking to advocate for and preserve the beauty of Virginia for its citizens and visitors.  For nearly 100 years, GCV has been synonymous with garden restoration and conservation of natural resources in Virginia."

At James River Nurseries, we believe the Garden Cub of Virginia provides a valuable service and helps strenghten our community.  We wish them the very best on the next 100 years!

As we head into the summer months, there will be even more opportunity to enjoy your outdoor space!  Time to breath in the fresh air, relax, entertain, and take in the beautiful surroundings with family and friends.

And since we're in the business of creating beautiful outdoor spaces, who better to call if you are thinking about enhancing your yard.

Whether it be a new patio, walkway, outdoor kitchen, pergola, fire pit or fresh new landscaping, we can make it happen.  Our professional designers will work with you to create your ideal space.

At James River Nurseries, we're grateful to be in the business of creating beautiful outdoor spaces, and are ready to assist in creating something extraordinary for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out this short video:

We can't wait to see what's next!  That was the closing proclamation in a video we created to say "Thank You" to Capital Trees for spearheading the Low Line project.

We're excited to announce we no longer need to wait to see what's next!  We recently installed plants at Low Line Green, the latest project led by our friends at Capital Trees.

Low Line Green is the second phase of the Low Line and is located on the western edge of that project.  In additon to continuing on the theme of creating beautiful public spaces in the city, this project will also offer very real benefits to our waterways, just as the Low Line project did.

By serving as a rain garden of sorts, where the soil and plants filter water run-off, Low Line Green will effectively decrease the amount of pollutants (sediment, phosphorous, oil & grease, etc.) that are found in the run-off from I-95 and the Downtown Expressway.

Minimizing the pollutants flowing into our waterways is an admirable goal on its own.  The added bonus of a new beautiful urban green space is icing on the cake!

Thank you, Capital Trees!!  You have once again shown tremendous leadership when it comes to executing on a big idea and bringing together the people and resources necessary for the benefit of not only our waterways and ecosystem, but also everyone who will surely enjoy the beauty that has been created!

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Professional Landscape Designers
Our design team is skilled at turning concepts into reality.  They have extensive knowledge of our region's growth conditions and are committed to selecting appropriate materials and plants for both your site and your budget.

Quality Plant Material
At James River Nurseries we cultivate much of our own plant material.  We also have an experienced buying team that purchases plant material from quality growers throughout the Southeast and Pacific Northwest.  This combination allows us to offer our clients the highest quality plant material at competitive prices.

Satisfaction Guaranteed
James River Nurseries is committed to offering 100% customer satisfaction.  This is the very foundation of our company.  No matter the size of the project, our clients' satisfaction is our top priority.

Our Reputation
We have earned our reputation as a premier design/build landscaping/hardscape firm in Central Virginia.  Our ever-growing list of satisfied customers is a testament of that.  A large portion of our client base is made up of repeat business and positive word-of-mouth referrals.

Community Oriented
Since the founding of our company in 1983, James River Nurseries has been proud to serve our community as a trusted and reliable source for landscape/hardscape needs.  For over 35 years, the Central Virginia community has supported our efforts and helped us develop into a strong and prosperous company.  For that we are grateful.

Striving to be good stewards in our community and giving back where we can is one way for us to express our gratitude.  We hope you will visit our community stewardship page to see a list of organizations we've had the privilege to support.