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The Latest

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.

It never gets old when a client shares kind words about our service!

We had the pleasure of working with James River to complete our backyard renovation.  The landscaping was the last part of our project that included utility work, pool and yard makeover.  When we first met with Doug it was apparent he knew what he was talking about and also took the time to listen to what we wanted.  If he thought we should choose a certain plant he had evidence as to why.  We shared with him our drainage problem and he assured us it would be fixed.

Months after the initial visit, we were finally ready to have JR install our new shrubs and trees.  They were very accomodating as we continued to switch the schedule.  They finished the work and made sure that everything was as we wanted.  The decisions they made with grasses and small shrubs were a perfect accent to the large trees.

I would highly recommend giving James River an opportunity for your home.

Thanks Doug and the entire James River team!

Brian B. 

At James River Nurseries we believe in supporting our employees as well as our community when we can.  So when Alex Rodriguez, a valued employee AND mechanical engineering student at VCU, asked if we'd be interested in supporting something he was working on at school, we were all ears.

Turns out he's been participating in Hyperloop at VCU, a student-led initiative focused on designing and building an ultra-high speed transportation pod for the movement of both goods and people.

Conceived of by entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, "Hyperloop is a sealed tube or system of tubes through which a pod may travel free of air resistance or friction conveying people or objects at high speed while being very efficient, thereby drastically reducing travel times over medium range distances."

In order to promote the idea, they challenged student and non-student teams from around the world to a Hyperlood Pod Competion in order to bring forth new technologies capable of advancing the concept.  This competition has been held each year since 2015, and in 2018 (before Alex was a part of the team), Hyperloop at VCU qualified to participate in the international Hyperloop Pod Competition Finals at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Ca.  Since that time, Hyperloop at VCU has continued to work on innovative ways to move that technology forward.

At James River Nurseries we're proud of Alex for his participation in Hyperloop at VCU, and are thankful to be in a position to give a donation to support this organization.  Developing faster and safer methods to move goods and people, and revolutionizing the way we travel, is a lofty goal and we wish them the very best in their pursuit.

At James River Nurseries, we've believed (from the time we saw the development plans) Readers Branch was going to be a popular and attention grabbing community.  Today we can unequivocally say that was true.

How do we know?  Because Readers Branch can now proudly proclaim to have the honor of winning the 2019 Community of the Year (100-500 homes) MAME Award.

We'd like to congratulate everyone at Eagle Construction of VA for working hard to bring Readers Branch to life.

Communities like Readers Branch don't just happen.  It takes genuine understanding of market demands as well as strategic thought and planning to create home designs, as well as an amenity package, that will be popular with the target buyer.

Designed as an active adult community, homes in Readers Branch offer first floor master bedrooms, open floor plans and a low maintenance exterior.  Additionally, amenities will include:  a clubhouse, pocket parks, multi-use fields, formal game lawns, and almost 1.5 miles of walking trails.  Couple all that with its location (Manakin-Sabot in Goochland County...only minutes from Short Pump) and you can see why Readers Branch has gained so much POSITIVE attention!

The community's success had already been demonstrated through the rapid sales pace.  The Community of the Year Award was the icing on the cake.  Clearly, their thoughtful and strategic planning has paid off in spades.

Congratulations again, Eagle Construction, you are a leader in your field and make Central Virginia a better place to live by offering residents quality options when it comes to finding a place to call home!