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Chesapeake - Western Branch

Date
Saturday April 22, 2017

Time
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Description
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Host
The Franklin, The Nansemond River and The Elizabeth River Garden Clubs

Originally a land grant to Thomas Brown in 1640, the area surrounding the banks of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River has developed from colonial plantations to thriving 19th century produce farms to riverfront homes interspersed with family farms while maintaining its pastoral history. The riverbanks are home to egrets and herons; fish and crabs still swim in the water. Locals pick strawberries where market vegetables once grew. Join us to explore the transition of an area which still appreciates its native fish and wildlife as well as the fertile land upon which it was built.

$25 in advance, $35 day of

Questions?  portsmouthsuffolkfranklin@vagardenweek.org

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