SInce 1996 Tanners Creek Garden Center in the Riverview section has serviced the Norfolk community. It is one of the leading nurseries in the city with a variety of plants, shrubs, trees, and all things needed for your garden. Located in the old Belo building behind 7-11 on Granby Street. Did you know that plants improve our air quality both inside and out?
The Garden Center is run by Eggleston Services, a non-profit company with corporate offices on Ingleside Road. Eggleston services people with disibilities and assist with all aspects of self sufficient living. A day support program is offered to 25-30 disabled adults at the garden centers learning facility.The fit is good for it’s disabled participants.. Learning a trade and going to work allows the disabled person to live with purpose.
The Lafayette Zoological Park is one of the partners in conjunction with Tanners Creek Garden Center, where most of the plants are grown. The majority for the workers there comes from Eggleston Services,and learns the ins and outs of greenhouse management.The training acquired about growing and caring for plants, fuels the garden center, and allows the workers with disibilities to sustain themselves through self worth and self sufficiency. Store hours are Monday thru Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 10 to 4pm. For inquires and more information call 757-625-3670.