Richmond - Monument Avenue
Friday April 28, 2017
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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The Boxwood, James River and Three Chopt Garden Clubs and The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton
A National Historic Landmark District, Monument Avenue is regarded as one of the most beautiful boulevards in America. Grandly scaled historic monuments punctuate expanses of lawn within a double-allée of trees to form a park-like setting. This walking tour highlights the work of William Lawrence Bottomley and other noted architects. Charming courtyards are graced with period ironwork and other architectural details for which Richmond is known. Espaliered magnolia trees, clipped boxwood and verdant container plantings form garden rooms secluded from the busy thoroughfare. The Executive Mansion, the oldest governor’s mansion in the United States built and still used as a home, is also open for tour and is a short drive east of the tour area. In the 1950s noted landscape architect Charles Gillette designed and installed a formal garden at the south side of the mansion. It is a restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia using proceeds from Historic Garden Week tours.
$45.00 in advance, $50.00 week of tour