Author: Mary Petres
In the life of a garden, nine years is an eternity. If you have ever dabbled in the dirt, you quickly realize that gardening is not a static activity. Gardens are constantly in a state of change due to factors we can control and those we cannot. Our gardens in Great Shiplock Park (GSP) are no different. Every day in the garden is a learning experience.
A lot has changed since the initial installation of the Gardens at Great Shiplock Park and the road to today has not been without its challenges. ... Read more »
The Birth of a Public Private Partnership to Transform Richmond’s Urban Landscape
Author: Meg Turner
In 2011, the City of Richmond and a consortium of four Richmond garden clubs formed a public/private partnership and transformed a city gateway paved in concrete into an inviting green passageway that cools the urban core, cleans the urban air, and reduces pollutants from the stormwater flowing into the James River. Capital Trees was born when these four Garden Club of Virginia-affiliated clubs assembled a team in 2009 to study the environmental benefits of urban landscapes and identify areas in which the clubs could enhance Richmond’s urban environment. ... Read more »