• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Leasing Opportunity at Rural Plains

This Request for Proposals (RFP) provides the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to submit proposals to the National Park Service (NPS) to lease NPS property consisting of approximately four acres of agricultural fields containing English and American Boxwoods and other nursery plants (Boxwood Fields). The lease will allow for the cultivation, harvesting and off-site sale of the existing plants.

Request for Proposals to Lease the Boxwood Fields (pdf)
 
Boxwood Fields at Rural Plains
Boxwood Fields at Rural Plains
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Did You Know?

A young woman writes a letter home for a wounded soldier.

Phoebe Yates Pember worked at Chimborazo Hospital as a matron, caring for the sick and wounded. Her memoirs, A Southern Woman’s Story are still in print and are considered to be among the finest pieces of Civil War literature.