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The horticultural haven of North Richmond

on October 16, 2014

Most of those who have drive west on Market Avenue out of North Richmond will notice the splash of color which waves them goodbye as they cross the train tracks. “Annie’s” garden nursery of annual and perennial plants stand somewhat anachronistically on the edge of the troubled neighborhood, and has done so for over two decades now.

We caught with owner and manger Annie Hayes to talk about the city, the nurturing power of gardening, and the North Richmond streets she calls her neighborhood.

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  1. Tek Sandoval on October 19, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Annie Hayes is one of the heroes of Richmond and should be lauded as such. She has helped demystify Richmond as a place to be avoided and her amazing nursery has put the city on the map for all plant lovers. Her energy has enriched the city and makes it a place where you want to live. Thanks Annie and make sure to visit her nursery. You will be enchanted.

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