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Each TCC campus to showcase a different garden in red, white and blue


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (March 14, 2007) – ‘Twill be a gardener’s dream, to dig in and witness the planting – and summer results – of gardens designed and created in honor of 400 years of Jamestown.


With the help of all interested citizens, on Saturday morning, April 28, Tidewater Community College will plant Jamestown commemorative gardens on each of its campuses and in front of the city of Chesapeake’s Town Hall. TCC invites the communities of Hampton Roads to help plant the gardens from 10 a.m. to noon.


In addition, at TCC’s Chesapeake Campus, horticulture faculty will demonstrate how to make a container garden with red, white and blue plants, on the half hour from 10 to noon. To help home gardeners with their own creations, TCC will offer free Jamestown commemorative garden information kits at all 5 locations.


Each TCC Jamestown garden will have a different red, white and blue “palette” of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, and was designed by students, who are growing the annuals in TCC’s greenhouses. Garden designs, shapes and sizes will vary at TCC’s campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.


For more information, call TCC's Information Center at 822-1122. For campus maps and driving directions, click: Campus Maps.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit