IF there was a cherry tree, and IF a young George Washington took his hatchet to his father's cherry tree, and IF, when confronted by his father about such act George proclaimed, "I cannot tell a lie; I did cut it with my hatchet," then it would have taken place at Ferry Farm, the historic homesite of George Washington.
The story of the cherry tree is reportedly a myth put forth by Mason Lock Weems, an American author, in order to demonstrate the integrity of the Father of Our Country. What is not a myth is Ferry Farm itself.
George Washington's boyhood homesite, also known as Ferry Farm, is located in Stafford County, Virginia. In 2008 archaeologist found remains of the home (which had been damaged during a fire in 1740) and in 2015, the George Washington Foundation began construction of an interpretive replica of his boyhood home in order to create an "interactive and hands-on experience for all ages, where visitors can experience what life was like in the eighteenth century."
"The construction of the Washington house on its archaeological footprint is part of the transformative first phase of the multi-year venture to physically develop George Washinton's Ferry Farm into an outdoor living museum. This phase will also include reconstructing the kitchen and outbuildings, and recreating period landscape."
James River Nurseries was proud to be selected hardscape contractor to refurbish the pathways located within Ferry Farm. Additionally, we were grateful to be in a position to make a donation to the George Washington Foundation.
We're proud to announce Justice Schlemmer, a valued employee, has earned the credential of Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician (category: landscape installation) from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).
For over 20 years the "Landscape Industry Certified" designation has been a "way for those in the industry to distinguish themselves and prove they have the skills and expertise customers are looking for." This is a "broad but powerful distinction for individuals who have taken their experience, skills and desire for excellence to the next level by studying, testing and becoming certified."
Thank you, Justice, for going the extra mile in demonstrating your commitment & dedication to our industry! We applaud your effort in achieving this designation. Way to go!
James River Nurseries has a full service design/build hardscapes division ready to assist with all your hardscape needs. Paver patios, walkways, retaining walls, fireplaces, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, driveways, you name it, we can build it!
Our experts will work closely with you on the design of your project as well as assist in the selection of materials to create the look and feel you desire. With decades of collective experience and a commitment to always meet or exceed industry standards, you can have confidence in our ability to get the job done right.
James River Nurseries recently landscaped the new clubhouse in The Neighborhood at Libbie Mill. Complete with community room, fitness facility, kitchen, swimming pool, bocce court and community garden, this latest amenity in Libbie Mill will surely be a big hit with the residents of The Neighborhood at Libbie Mill.
It's clear Gumenick Properties, developer of the community, is full steam ahead when it comes to doing all things necessary to make Libbie Mill a highly desirable place to live, work and play.
With a combination of apartments, homes, retail, library, lake and green spaces, the clubhouse adds just one more dimension to this successful community.
We'd like to thank everyone at Gumenick Properties for allowing JRN to be the landscape contractor for such a dynamic and multifaceted community!
James River Nurseries was proud to be selected hardscape contractor for a major outdoor renovation at the Westwood Club.
Renovations, estimated at $3 million dollars, included demolishing the existing swimming pool and constructing a new pool as well as a sports court to be used for basketball, pickleball and wall ball. They also renovated and enlarged the outdoor bar area of the club.
Our role in the project included constructing patios, fire pits, retaining walls, pool decking, firepace and more! We'd like to extend our gratitude to RVA Construction, the general contractor, for selecting James River Nurseries to be the hardscape contractor for this impressive project.