Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Norfolk Botanical Gardens (HMNDC)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23518
Country: United States of America

N 36° 54.099', W 76° 12.1'

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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.
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HM NumberHMNDC
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
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Marker NumberKN 2
Year Placed1988
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 392940 N 4084636
Decimal Degrees36.90165000, -76.20166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 54.099', W 76° 12.1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 54' 5.94" N, 76° 12' 6.00" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 Botanical Gardens Ac Rd, Norfolk VA 23518, US
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