Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Historic Garden Week

The House and Garden tours are offer statewide from April 21st-28th 2012. The tours feature more then 250 Virginia Gardens and homes. The Historic Garden weeks allows us to get a peak at Virginia's most beautiful and historic gardens and homes. Each house within its beauty displays fabulous springtime flower arrangements. This is one of America's largest open house.

This week the tours are in Richmond from Tuesday the 24th – Thursday the 26th . If you missed it on Tuesday they showcased 6 house in the Richmond: Ampthill / Wilton Area. It includes the manor house of Ampthill Plantation and the Wilton House. Wilton house is now used as a museum, and the headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia.Ticket includes admission to the following 6 locations:
  • Gullquist home and garden, 203 Ampthill Road
  • Johnson III home and garden, 215 Ampthill Road
  • Johnson home and garden, 5301 Kenmore Road
  • Hetzer home and garden, 118 Paxton Road
  • Clark home and garden, 206 South Wilton Road
  • Boyd home and garden, 4 South Wilton Road
Today, Wednesday the 25th, there will be a walking tour in the museum district on the Boulevard. The Boulevard is the avenue dividing Richmond’s Fan District and Museum District. Its feature this year will be the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which completed a contemporary wing and redesigned its gardens in 2010. This walking tour offers views on the families homes that live on this street. The tour displays the creative art, architecture and history of the Museum District. Ticket includes admission to the following 9 locations:
    DeBiasi home and garden, 7 S. Boulevard
  • Brooks home and garden, 1 N. Boulevard
  • Martin home and garden, 6 N. Boulevard
  • Spencer-Ziehl garden only, 10 N. Boulevard
  • Glick home and garden, 105 N. Boulevard
  • The Confederate War Memorial Chapel, 2900 Grove Avenue. Open until 4 p.m.
  • Austin home and garden, 409 N. Boulevard
  • Wells-Clements home and garden, 509 N. Boulevard, #14 at The Tuscan Villa
  • Moss-Maddix home and garden, 2701 Park Avenue
On the final day, Thursday the 26th they will be showcasing 7 houses on the tour of Richmond: Three Chopt / Westhampton Area. This tour features beautiful homes and gardens along Three Chopt Road and some of the neighboring streets. Before this area was know for its beautiful homes and gardens, it was once an old Indian trail. Ticket includes admission to the following 7 locations:
    Massie home and garden, 602 Levering Lane
  • Fox home and garden, 6310 Three Chopt Road
  • Van der Wolk home and garden, 6426 Three Chopt Road
  • Kempe home and garden, 6615 Three Chopt Road
  • McKinney/Tolliver home and garden, 30 Old Mill Road
  • O’Hagan home and garden, 25 Towana Road
  • Cain home and garden, 53 Towana Road
You can buy your tickets in advanced for $35. All the tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia's historic gardens.

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