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James River Nurseries recently donated plants to Challenge Discovery Projects for the front entry courtyard of their adolescent outpatient emotional health and substance abuse clinic in the East End.

"Challenge Discovery Projects promotes social and emotional wellness for children and their families in Greater Richmond through school-based and community programs focusing on emotional health, bullying prevention, substance abuse and trauma.  Challenge Discovery Projects operates a state-licensed adolescent emotional health and substance abuse outpatient clinic in Richmond's East End, where quality health care is in considerable demand."

At James River Nurseries, we feel it's important to support organizations working to ensure a stronger community.  The services provided by Challenge Discovery Projects epitomize the concept of strengthening our community and we applaud them for all the good work they do.

James River Nurseries was proud to sponsor Richmond BizSense's last Hard Hat Happy Hour of 2019 hosted by The Sauer Center.  As the landscape and hardscape contractor for The Sauer Center, it was only natural to want to participate in this informative event.

To learn more about The Sauer Center, please check out this short video from Evanne Armour. 

James River Nurseries was honored to be presented a "You've Been Noticed" Award by the Downtown Ashland Association.  Designed as a vehicle of recognition, "You've Been Noticed" highlights individuals and companies who have in some way contributed to improving the downtown area.

For this particular "You've Been Noticed" Award, the Downtown Ashland Association and the Design Committee wanted to recognize and thank all those who participated in the removal of plant material from the train station platforms (currently being rebuilt) and subsequent installation at the Ashland Police Station.

Project participants included James River Nurseries, Ashland Garden Club, Town of Ashland Public Works and the Ashland Police Department.

James River Nurseries would like to say "Thank You" to the members of the Downtown Ashland Association and Design Committee for recognizing us in your "You've Been Noticed" program.  We were glad to help!

You don't need a master's degree in architecture to appreciate the level of detail and planning Blackwood Development Company put into the development of Midlothian's newest mixed use community, Winterfield Crossing.

Located on the north side of Midlothian Turnpike, just west of Winterfield Road, Winterfield Crossing sits on 25-acres and will consist of 100,000 square-feet of retail and restaurant space, 30,000 square-feet of office and up to 240 age-restricted apartments.

From site planning, design and materials to landscaping, signage and pedestrian friendly features, Blackwood Development appears to have left no stone unturned when it comes to paying homage to the history Midlothian as well as ensuring an architectual design compatible with the surrounding environment. 

Inspired by elements associated with Midlothian (think mining industry and Tredegar Iron Works, to name a few), Winterfield Crossing's design features include "a blend of hip and gable roofs with a combination of brick and stone for building materials to give the entire project a post-industrial style, while incorporating the 21st Century amenities that millennials, young families and empty-nesters all demand."

Utilizing small-scale design techniques (detailed architecture making larger buildings appear smaller in scale), they have masterfully created an environment that feels more like a small village than a large scale commercial development.

James River Nurseries was proud to be selected landscape contractor on this uniquely creative development and applaud Blackwood Development on their attention to detail when it came to masterminding Winterfield Crossing.

James River Nurseries would like to congratulate all 2019 Golden Hammer Award winners!

The Golden Hammer Awards, which started in 2000, honor excellence in renovations throughout the Richmond area.  The awards recognize professionals working in neighborhood revitalization, blight reduction and historic preservation in the region.

We'd like to give special recognition to a project award winner we are proud to have in our portfolio of work:

American Civil War Museum
Golden Hammer Award:  Best Placemaking
3north:  Landscape Architect, Architect & Designer
Whiting-Turner:  Contractor

"This new $25 million American Civil War Museum opened in early May.  The 29,000 square-foot brick-and-glass building connects the existing buildings on the historic Tredegar Ironworks campus and the new museum."