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Memorial Day Closure

TCC will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

It is that time of year again for beautiful holiday flowers

Tidewater Community College horticulture students will hold their annual poinsettia sale Dec. 10 – 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Chesapeake Campus greenhouses, located behind the Whitehurst Building.

All crops are grown by TCC’s students with inspiration from White’s Nursery & Garden Center, where poinsettias and chrysanthemums are in full bloom.

A sea of poinsettias are grown at White’s and shipped to shops across the country.

Professor Andrea Tomlin’s Crop Production students visit the Chesapeake nursery every year at this time and walk away with a better understanding of what is being taught to them in class.

Students get a behind-the-scenes look at the nursery’s operations.

“I can remember when I was a TCC student in the 1990s going to White’s Nursery to see how these crops are grown and how a wholesale and retail business in this industry operates,” Tomlin said. “It is always such a treat to go there because you get a true appreciation of the work, quality and knowledge that goes into growing these crops.”

Horticulture instructor Sheri White at White’s Nursery & Garden Center.

White’s Nursery, owned by TCC professor Sheri White, is one of the largest growers in the United States for poinsettias and mums.

“I am committed to sharing my passion for horticulture with my students,” White said. “It is an absolute joy to be able to fulfill my duties in our family business as well as have an opportunity to inspire future professionals.”