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Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

English Knot Garden

Stafford, Virginia

 
 
English Knot Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 15, 2014
1. English Knot Garden Marker
Inscription. In 1992, the Borough of Stafford, England and Stafford, Virginia, Friendship Association was established in recognition of the close cultural and historical ties between the two communities. In 1994, this English Knot Garden was planted to celebrate the connection between two different peoples. English boxwoods in the garden form the shape of the Stafford Knot; a symbol of the Borough of Stafford, England. Since then, members of the association have crossed the Atlantic Ocean many times, building longstanding friendships and a closer understanding of both of our countries. In 2014, a delegation of guests from the Borough of Stafford, England visited and participated in our Founder's Day celebration to mark Stafford, Virginia's 350th Anniversary. 2014 also marks the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the mayoralty in the Borough of Stafford, England; and a delegation from Stafford, Virginia, travelled to the Borough of Stafford, England, to participate in the festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the mayoralty.

This plaque honors the longstanding bond between our two communities and celebrates their connection that is beautifully reflected in this English Knot Garden.
 
Erected 2014 by Stafford County.
 
Location. 38° 
English Knot Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 15, 2014
2. English Knot Garden Marker
View of marker with garden behind orange construction fence.
25.362′ N, 77° 24.525′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Courthouse Road (County Route 630), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located next to entrance to Stafford Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Courthouse Rd, Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Visit (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Adams Bryan (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Those Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Stafford County Tri-Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of September 11, 2001 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trooper Jessica Jean Cheney (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stafford Training School (approx. 1.4 miles away); From Indian Path to Highway (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stafford.
 
Regarding English Knot Garden. Part of the Stafford 350 celebration.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Stafford Borough England and Stafford County Virginia are <i>Sister Communities</i> image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 20, 2008
3. Stafford Borough England and Stafford County Virginia are Sister Communities
The original English Knot Garden Marker
English Knot Garden image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 20, 2008
4. English Knot Garden
The Sister Communities knot is reproduced here in shrubbery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on November 8, 2016.
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