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Saturday April 21, 2018

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Franklin Garden Club, The Nansemond River Garden Club, The Elizabeth River Garden Club

Explore the village of Eclipse surrounded by the Chuckatuck and Bleakhorn Creeks, and the Nansemond and James Rivers, an area known for oystering, fishing, farming and boatbuilding.  By 1691, the Chuckatuck Creek was an important port used for trading by the English and the West Indies company. The waterways were important thoroughfares, and from their banks settlers witnessed: Lord Dunmore’s bombing of Norfolk in 1775, the British assault on Craney Island in 1812, and the battle of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (Merrimac) during the Civil War. A nearby Nansemond Indian settlement is in the process of being restored. Visitors will appreciate the history and culture of the area, and enjoy access to unique and diverse private homes surrounded by nationally recognized gardens.  

$30 pp, $35 pp day-of

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