WPA Garden Heritage Celebration

Date and Time:
Date(s) - Saturday, April 11th, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for the seventh annual Garden Heritage Celebration. This year’s celebration will feature Brenda Andrews, New Journal & Guide Owner, publisher, as keynote speaker. This event also includes performances by Teens with a Purpose, Azalea tram tours and MC Jim Wofford, General Manager of MacCarthur Mall.  This event began in 2009 with the unveiling of the commemorative sculpture Breaking Ground and dedication of the WPA Memorial Garden. The memorial honors and celebrates the contributions of the 220 African American workers whose labor created the Garden.Complimentary admission to the Garden between 9am  and noon.

Invocation: Rev. Gary T. McCollum, First Baptist Church
Reading of WPA Names: Amellia Ross-Hammond, NSU Professor and VA Beach City Council

Learn more about the WPA Memorial Garden.

The WPA Memorial in the spring


Norfolk Botanical Garden