Garden Clubs Visit Rice Rivers Center
November 23, 2015
In October, both the James River Garden Club and the Tuckahoe Garden Club held their meetings overlooking the James River at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. Following the meetings, members were treated to a presentation given by Anne Wright, Director, VCU Rice Rivers Center Outreach Education, as well as Janet Woody, Librarian at Lora M. Robins Library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Entitled “Fast Boats and Flowers — The Newton Ancarrow Story: Local environmental activism and the creation of an early flora for the James River Park System”, the talk brought to life the work of this unlikely hero of the James River. Members also enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the Rice Rivers Center, including the research pier and landmark wetland restoration project at Kimages Creek.