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University of Virginia - Pavilion Homes and Gardens

Monday April 23, 2018

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Albemarle Garden Club, The Charlottesville Garden Club and the Rivanna Garden Club

The relationship between the Garden Club of Virginia and the University of Virginia goes back at least 68 years, when the club restored the University’s Pavilion Gardens with proceeds from Historic Garden Week. Beginning with the West Pavilion gardens in 1947, restoration included the surrounding serpentine walls, an original feature of Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village. The club hired noted Colonial Williamsburg landscape architects Alden Hopkins and Donald Parker to design these Colonial Revival gardens. The West Pavilion Gardens were restored between 1947 and 1953 and the East Lawn Gardens between 1960 and 1965. The Garden Club of Virginia supports continuing upkeep of the Pavilion gardens.

This tour has no admission charge.

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