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Richmond: Cary Street Road Corridor

Date
Friday April 24, 2015

Time
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Description
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Host
Hosted by The Boxwood Garden Club, The James River Garden Club, Three Chopt Garden Club and The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton

Friday this shuttle/walking tour extends along the fashionable Cary Street Road corridor from South Wilton Road to West Hillcrest Avenue. Guests will be treated to four and a half acres of parklike gardens on West Hillcrest Avenue. The restoration of this extraordinary property began in 1991. Two of the other beautifully maintained gardens on tour were designed by noted landscape architect Charles F. Gillette. Sophisticated design and art, both contemporary and antique are found in the homes which are open. The gardens at Wilton House Museum are included on the tour ticket. They were designed in 1935 by Arthur A. Schurcliff, the landscape architect for the Garden Club of Virginia and were funded with proceeds from Historic Garden Week. Admission to the museum is $10 with HGW ticket. Admission to the museum is included with the purchase of a pre-ordered lunch. Friday’s tour also includes the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts garden and permanent collections and the gardens at Tuckahoe Plantation, the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson (tours of the house $10 with HGW ticket).

Shuttle service will be provided to all properties on the Cary Street Road Tour, with the exception of Tuckahoe Plantation.

Luncheon:
Pre-ordered lunches will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both the Dependency of Wilton House Museum, click here for order form and at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Marble Hall, click here for order form

Special Activities:
There will be ‘music on the lawn’ from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the garden at Wilton House Museum.
Tuckahoe Plantation will host a plant sale on the grounds during tour hours.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts garden and permanent galleries will be on the tour ticket Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We encourage you to see the visiting Impressionistic exhibit (March 21-June 21) ‘Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower’. Cost $15 for adults, $12 seniors, $10 students and youth 7-17. VMFA members and children under 6 are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.vmfa.museum/exhibitions/van-gogh-manet-matisse-art-flower and are good through June 21, 2015.
 

Advance Tickets: $40 pp in through noon on Tuesday, April 21 at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (cash, check or charge), J. Taylor Hogan, Fraiche, The Shops at 5807, Greenhouse II, Libbie Market, Janet Brown Interiors, The Kellogg Collection, Ellwood Thompson Market, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Sneed’s Nursery, Williams & Sherrill, The Garden Place, Plow & Hearth, Tweed, and Strange’s, 12111 W. Broad St. (cash and check only). No Refunds.  $45 pp the day of the tour, $15 pp for single site admission, available at any of the houses and headquarters. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Three Day Richmond Tour (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) discounted ticket $100. Available online only at www.vagardenweek.org through noon Wednesday, April 22.

For more information, or to coordinate a special group visit, please contact Hyde Loupassi at fridaytour.groupreservations@vagardenweek.org

Questions? richmondfridaytour@vagardenweek.org

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