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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Norfolk Botanical Gardens

 
 
Norfolk Botanical Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 14, 2010
1. Norfolk Botanical Gardens Marker
Inscription.  These gardens were conceived by City Manager Thomas Thompson during the Great Depression. His idea was executed by city gardener Frederic Heutte; noted landscape architect Charles F. Gillette served as a consultant. In 1938 about 200 black women were paid with Works Progress Administration funds to clear and plant the first 25 acres. The first phase of the garden, which now occupy 175 acres and include landscaped vistas, arboretums, and special display areas, were their creation.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number KN-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list.
 
Location. 36° 54.099′ N, 76° 12.1′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Botanical Gardens Ac Road. Marker is in Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23518, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Norfolk Botanical Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 14, 2010
2. Norfolk Botanical Gardens Marker
4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Air Traffic Control (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norfolk International Airport (about 600 feet away); How do Planes Fly? (about 600 feet away); U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Col. John Thorowgood Jr. (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bataan Corregidor Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Confederate Defense Line (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Norfolk Botanical Gardens(Childrens Center) image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 14, 2010
3. Norfolk Botanical Gardens(Childrens Center)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 953 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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