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James River Nurseries recently began landscaping the 5,000 square-foot sales center for Avery Point, a senior housing community located in the Notch at West Creek.

Developed by Erickson Living, this $300 million dollar community will eventually consist of 14 buildings, housing a combination of both independent living apartments as well as assisted living.  Once completed, it's estimated Avery Point will have over 2 million square feet of living space as well as an impressive array of amenities and perks including (according to their website):  swimming pool, fitness center, theater room, classrooms, concierge, library, dining areas, as well as a full-time maintenance staff.

The first residents are projected to move in sometime in 2022.  If you'd like more information on this community, please visit:  Avery Point

James River Nurseries is proud to be selected hardscape contractor for the Ashland Train Station renovations.

"Amtrak has contracted with Railroad Construction Company of Paterson, N.J., to advance a series of improvements including the construction of two brick platforms, placement of two mobile lifts and accompanying canopy.  Mobile lifts will be placed on each platform and will benefit all customers including passengers with disabilities who use a wheeled mobility device or seniors and travelers with luggage and strollers."

Propelled by a need to meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the design features of this project will enhance the accessibility for all travelers.  At James River Nurseries, we take great satisfaction knowing our work will play a role in helping more people enjoy the benefits of traveling by train.

We'd like to thank the folks at Railroad Construction Company, our client on the project, for selecting James River Nurseries to be your hardscape contractor.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by fall of 2020.


James River Nurseries is proud to sponsor a team of students from Virginia Tech who will be competing in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) being held March 18-21, 2020, at Michigan State University. The annual three-day event is billed as the largest Career Fair in the industry and draws top landscape and horticulture students as well as companies, manufacturers and suppliers from within the industry.

During the event, an estimated 800 students compete in events to demonstrate their skills in everything from 3D Exterior Landscape Design to Hardscape Installation to Robotics & Technology in Landscape Design (as well as numerous categories in between). "Many students who attend and compete at the NCLC rate the event as one of the highlights of their college careers. The tough competition and interaction with so many facets of the industry help frame possibilities for future careers."

In order for the Virginia Tech team to participate, they raised money to cover expenses for travel, hotel rooms and workshops. James River Nurseries was happy to make a donation in order to help the team reach their fund raising goal.

In 2019, Virginia Tech finished 8th place out of 64 schools participating in the NCLC! Pretty impressive!

We wish them the best of luck for another great showing at this year's event!

At James River Nurseries, we never get tired of hearing kind words from our clients.  Here's a note we recieve regarding a few of our guys in our hardscape division.

John and Patrick did an amazing job!  Everyone that walks by our alley stops and comments about how great the patio looks!  Kudos to them.  I ABSOLUTELY have and will continue to sing their praises and recommend them - they are they best!

Your on-site crew is phenomenal too.  They are extremely considerate, diligent, hard-working and competent!  They totally completed the experience we had with ya'll - perfect from start to finish!  Many, many years with good times and great friends will be made on our new patio!  Thank you!


We're proud to announce that Dan Hildebrand, part owner and V.P. of James River Nurseries, has achieved certification of the Landscape Industry Certified Manager designation from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

In order to earn this designation, Dan was required to pass an exam covering a wide range of topics.  The final exam consisted of seven sections: 1) Corporate Management 2) Exterior Operations & Horticulture 3) Human Resources 4) Leadership and Corporate Citizenship 5) Marketing and Sales Management 6) Risk Law and Contracts 7) Strategic Planning.

We applaud Dan for his commitment & dedication to our industry, and congratulate him on being among a select few, approximately 1% of all landscape professionals working in the United States, to carry this designation.  Wow, way to go, Dan!  That's quite an achievement!