Monday April 24, 2017
UVA Pavilions 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Carr's Hill noon-4 p.m.
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The Charlottesville, Albemarle and Rivanna Garden Clubs
The Garden Club of Virginia restored the University’s Pavilion Gardens and their surrounding serpentine walls with proceeds from Historic Garden Week, beginning with the West Pavilion gardens in 1947. The serpentine walls were part of Jefferson’s Academical Village. The West Pavilion Gardens were restored between 1947 and 1953 and the East Lawn between 1960 and 1965. Tours of the gardens, conducted at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., start at the steps of the Rotunda facing the Lawn.
Located on the hill above the corner of Rugby Road and University Avenue, Carr’s Hill has been home to eight University presidents and their families and is currently occupied by University President Teresa Sullivan and her husband, Douglas Laycock. Carr’s Hill is a private home and only certain areas are open especially for Historic Garden Week.