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James River Nurseries is proud to have been selected hardscape and landscape contractor for the new upper level plaza being built at Regency Square.  Designed to open up the mall to "look more like a park with a stage and seating," the new plaza is just one of the many upgrades being made to help transform the aging mall.

The goal of the redevelopment is to convert the old enclosed mall design into a mixed-use development consisting of retail, restaurants, apartments, offices as well as entertainment venues.

Just a few of the changes include apartments where Sears once stood, an aquatics center inside the former Macy's South building, a trampoline park in part of the former Macy's North building as well as the new outdoor plaza.

As a homegrown business existing since 1983, we've been around long enough to remember the "good old days" of the now aged mall and are excited to see the efforts being made to create a new and exciting era for Regency Square!

James River Nurseries has been an accredited landscape contractor with the Better Business Bureau since 1985, and we're proud to carry the coveted A+ rating.

For us, maintaining a high rating over the years symbolizes much more than just being awarded the highest grade. It represents the best of who we are, a company committed to offering first-rate service along with quality materials and expert installation.  It means if ever anyone believes we have not upheld our end of the bargain, we remain engaged to the "commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints."

We don't take this rating lightly and believe it offers a reliable beacon for consumers in our marketplace.  It's our intention to continually provide our clients the service they deserve and work hard each day to maintain our A+ rating.

Here at James River Nurseries, we take pride knowing we've earned a reputation as a go-to landscape contractor for many of the leading builders, developers, general contractors and landscape architects in Central Virginia.

We've earned our reputation because of the strengths we bring to the table, including the ability to consistently provide quality plant material with professional installation, as well as the knowledge and resources to tackle any size project.

We believe our track  record speaks volumes, and invite you to review a list of some of the projects we've had the privilege to work on.  We also invite you to check out this short video showing some of our work.


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."