Monday, June 26, 2017

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Mrs. Mary Ferguson, the last known person to have helped construct the Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) during the recovery period of the nation’s Great Depression, passed on Sunday, April 16 at age 97. Just two weeks ago, the NBG hosted its 9th Heritage Day on April 8 to commemorate the garden’s beginning and had prepared […]

NORFOLK The Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) will host the 9th annual Works Progress Administration (WPA) Garden Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to noon. This year’s celebration features Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander as the keynote speaker. The event will also feature a reading of known WPA worker names, and an […]

New Journal and Guide Newsroom NORFOLK The Norfolk’s Botanical Garden (NBG) hosted the 8th annual celebration to honor the 200 Black women and 20 Black men whose labor 75 years ago cleared swamp land and planted the first flowers to give life to the gardens. Keynote speaker Dr. Melinda J. Boone offered her tribute to the […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The Norfolk’s Botanical Garden (NBG) has been the destination of thousands of tourists and gardeners during the course of its existence. This weekend, the city and NBG will host the 8th annual celebration to honor the 200 Black women and 20 Black men whose labor 75 […]