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Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center

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Address: 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA

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A public garden with roots in education.

Free and educational. Mature plants were well-selected to perform in Hampton Roads' humid, wet climate. Could improve in new plant selection and care as well as more accurate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 February 2016
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Free and educational. Mature plants were well-selected to perform in Hampton Roads' humid, wet climate. Could improve in new plant selection and care as well as more accurate plant identification. Great for the home gardener as most of the garden design and plant selection can be implemented at home without the need for full-time horticulture staff to perform unnecessary and... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Declaration - I am a Virginia Beach Master Gardener so I have studied here and also volunteered here. It's a shame more people don't know about this research station. It is open to the public every day, doesn't cost a thing. There are so many gardens to look at and learn from - native, herb, perennial, rain, children's, etc. There... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

What a great event to support local farms and businesses for the fourth year. The Research center is a hidden gem in Virginia Beach. It provides an opportunity for students to further their education locally while providing great services such as soil testing. Lend your support to a great institution.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

I love to wander around small themed gardens at my own pace and here there are many including: native plants, white garden, seaside garden, composting heaven, children's garden and one for people with disabilities, which has fabulous raised beds. You can also learn tips and tricks as you go as each themed garden has a mailbox with a fact sheet... More 

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