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Norfolk Botanical Garden

Azalea- ©2008 B Payden Photography, LLC   Todays Norfolk Botanical Garden began in the mid 1930's with an idea by Frederic Heutte, a young horticulturist and Thomas P. Thompson, Norfolk City Manager from 1935-1938. Heutte had a fondness for Azaleas and believed Hampton Roads to have an ideal climate for growing this southern signature plant. Heutte and Thompson envisioned an azalea garden to rival those of Charleston, South Carolina. Their vision began to be realized when the city of Norfolk set aside 75 acres of wooded land and 75 acres of reservoir for a city garden.

   Beginning in 1938, through a Works Progress Administration Azalea Path - ©2008, B Payden Photography, LLC(WPA) grant more than 200 African-American women and 20 men began working to clear the site and their contribution to the garden is today wonderfully honored. In 1958 the Old Dominion Horticultural Society took over maintenance of the gardens and changed the name to the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Today the gardens include an arboretum and are 155 acres with over 20 themed gardens that can be viewed by boat, tram, or on foot. The gardens are on the National Register of Historic Places and are a Virginia Historic Landmark.

 

 

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Bryant - Your photographs seem to amaze me and the photo below with the twisted up tree branches, priceless.

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Dec 22, 2008 04:41 PM #1
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Robert-

The Last image was shot under a Japanese Maple, I happened upon the little Pagoda by accident and loved the way the filtered sunlight through the trees gave the pagoda a serene look. Thank you again for the feature.

Dec 23, 2008 10:58 AM #2
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I too think the pagoda and twisted tree are really terrific in the photo. I hope to see more of your shots.

Dec 23, 2008 03:22 PM #3
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Bryant - Your very welcome and your photographs tell us so much about you.

Dec 23, 2008 04:24 PM #4
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Trey-

Thank you and I post as often as my busy schedule allows but usually once a week.

Dec 25, 2008 11:07 AM #5
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Bryant  Arthur and I have been there and your photos bring out the beauty that it is,  Karen

Dec 30, 2008 11:40 AM #6
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Karen-

Thank you, The Botanical Garden is one of my favorite local photography destinations.

Jan 01, 2009 08:24 AM #7
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Bryant - what a beautiful place to see as I'm freezing here in Middle Tennessee! I'm sure the Botanical Garden is beautiful all year but especially when the flowers are blooming!

Jan 01, 2009 10:42 PM #8
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Your photos are exquisite---it looks liks such a peaceful place to visit.

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Bryant, As always, your photos are beautiful.  I have the same type of Azaleas in front of my house.  They should bloom well this year since we trimmed them back last year.  Thanks for sharing.

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Bryant, You truly have a gift for taking exceptional photos.  Thank you so much for sharing them with us.  BTW how is your virtual tour business going? 

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Bryant, your photo's are absolutely beautiful, I am so looking forward to spring now. Since I've lived in Virginia I look forward to historic Garden Week. I'll have to get to the Norfolk Botanical Garden this year.

Jan 16, 2009 04:32 PM #12
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Bryant - I am so sorry that I didn't notice my mistake sooner and I will make it up to you, promise!

Jan 18, 2009 08:23 AM #13
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Bryant - Featured at: ROBERT SWETZ (photos attached) and these have to be some of the most beautiful photos I have seen in a long time!

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Hi, Bryant, today because of your localism post, you are *FEATURED* in Tuesday Travelogue focused on Virginia. Thank you!

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