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Mathews Court Green gets fall landscaping makeover

Long-awaited landscape improvements to the historic Mathews Court Green are finally coming to fruition, thanks to collaborative efforts between volunteers and county staff.

Dennis Baker of the Court Green Task Force of the Mathews Main Street Committee said that all of the improvements were paid for with private funds, and that no county money was involved, but that the work engine of the effort has been Mathews County Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins.

The largest benefactors to the project were David and Ann Norris, said Baker. “We shared our vision we have with them for the Court Green,” he said, “and they have been financially committed to it.”

Variegated Aucuba and Carex bunny blue (above) are two of the plants that have been placed in the rain garden on the Mathews Court Green. Below, Camellia Sasanqua Golden Phoenix and Fatsia variegated Spider Web are also among the newly-installed plants.

The project has involved creating design and engineering plans to ...

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