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

Norfolk Botanical Gardens

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 36° 54.099′ N, 76° 12.1′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Botanical Gardens Ac Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bataan Corregidor Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx.
Norfolk Botanical Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 14, 2010
2. Norfolk Botanical Gardens Marker
2.8 miles away); Confederate Defense Line (approx. 3.7 miles away); Camp Talbot (approx. 4.2 miles away); New Town (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Donation Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Adam Thorowgood (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Categories. African AmericansAgricultureMan-Made Features
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 14, 2010
3. Norfolk Botanical Gardens(Childrens Center)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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