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Norfolk Botanical Garden featured on United States Postage Forever stamp

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Posted at 7:00 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 12:38:05-04

NORFOLK, Va., - Norfolk Botanical Garden is featured on a United States Postage Forever stamp!

The Garden as part of the upcoming "American Gardens” series - available for purchase beginning May 13!

The Garden’s stamp is a photograph of the Bicentennial Rose Garden, one of the largest rose gardens on the East Coast. This garden is said to peak in early May just in time for Mother’s Day and continues blooming throughout the summer and fall.

Celebrating American gardens, NBG is amongst 10 nationwide gardens photographed by Allen Rokach between 1996 and 2014. Gardening dates back to the earliest years of our country. Whether you are gardening for food, environmental sustainability, or for the beautiful aesthetics of blooming flowers, gardening in a variety of different ways connects us all to nature.

“If you think it's easy getting on a US Postage stamp, just ask someone who’s on one! I’m kidding, of course,” said Michael P. Desplaines, NBG President & CEO.

“The honor of being on a United States Postage Stamp is reserved for distinguished Americans who have left us or for notable American Institutions,“ he said, “Today I’m proud that Norfolk Botanical Garden is being recognized as one of those notable American institutions. We’re so pleased to be a part of this historic moment when Gardens around the nation are being honored in such a prestigious way. Thank you, USPS, and thank you America for your love affair with Gardens.”

The American Gardens Forever stamps, featuring Norfolk Botanical Garden stamps, can be purchased at the USPS Postal Store online for only $11!