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Beautiful RVA creates a healthier and more vibrant community through urban greening and beautification. Look for more opportunities for collaboration, advocacy and celebration coming soon.

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Community Greening TOOLKit

Beautiful RVA’s nurturing partners have developed a set of easy-to-use educational tools to help you begin creating a healthier, more sustainable environment.

Four simple, affordable and Bay-friendly landscape designs from The Chesapeake Club’s Plant More Plants stewardship campaign.

Landscape Design Templates

LINK THE CHESAPEAKE CLUB

An overview of the design and build process provided by The Timmons Group.

Process & Timeline Template

PDF TIMMONS GROUP

A tool to help you itemize all the possible expenses and unit costs of a landscape project.

Budgeting
Template

PDF TIMMONS GROUP

A list of 122 native or naturalized species recommended for Virginia’s climate, compiled by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Native & Drought Tolerant Plants

LINK LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER

A list compiled by public garden designer Lynden Miller cites plants that have been endurance-tested in urban growing conditions.

Landscape Plants
for Four Season
Interest

LINK PUBLIC GARDEN DESIGN

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Natural Heritage Program offers downloadable brochures listing plants by regions in Virginia, including the Coastal Plain and Piedmont, as well as nurseries that stock these plants.

Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping

LINK VA DEPT. OF CONSERVATION & RECREATION

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