Wednesday April 22, 2015
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Hosted by The Princess Anne Garden Club and The Virginia Beach Garden Club
Beach cottages hold a special attraction for everyone who’s ever enjoyed a vacation on the sand. They evoke memories of sun, fun and relaxing to the rhythms of the sea. A railroad company laid out Virginia Beach’s North End, a narrow three-mile strip that is only 2 blocks wide for much of its length, in the 1880s and sold lots for summer cottages. This tour includes 5 private homes and gardens in the North End, a garden, as well as the new Brock Environmental Center, Virginia’s “greenest” building, and home to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Today’s North Enders, both full-time and part-time, are increasingly interested in preserving the beaches and waterways that drew them here. Tour includes visits to an oyster garden, a bird watching tour at the end of the day at the Brock Environmental Center (space limited) and access to 6 nearby historic properties on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.
Advance Tickets: $30 on or before April 21st at the following locations: Baker’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts, Virginia Beach Visitors Center, Willis Furniture, Yves Delorme, Flowers at Hilltop, The Globe, McDonald Garden Center, Richard Stravitz Gallery (Laskin Rd. location), Flowers – Wayne Jones, London Bridge Greenhouses and Nursery.