Albemarle - Private Gardens

This self-driving tour of three private exteriors, two of which are being featured on Historic Garden Week for the first time, will delight both serious and novice gardeners. One garden is owned by a professional landscape designer and features large beds of perennials, as well as more than 150 rhododendrons and azaleas. Another showcases trees, including one of the oldest and largest surviving American Elms in Virginia and a dawn redwood, the tallest in the garden. Drifts of shade lovers including begonia, fern, hosta, toad lilies and periwinkle thrive in the tree canopy, creating just one aspect of this landscape to enjoy.  The third garden includes a sophisticated space with formal plantings in the front and an Asian-influenced garden in the back. This contemplative atmosphere features a large collection of Japanese maples. Stunning floralscapes will decorate each garden oasis.


  • Date
    Sunday April 18, 2021
    9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Host
    The Charlottesville Garden Club, Albemarle Garden Club and the Rivanna Garden Club
  • Price
  • Tour Headquarters
    104 Midmont Lane, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903
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J.W. Townsend Landscaping
South River Irrigation Ltd
Virginia National Bank

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