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Goochland/Manakin-Sabot, Executive Mansion and Kent-Valentine House

Date
Friday May 3, 2019

Time
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Host
The Boxwood Garden Club, The James River Garden Club, Three Chopt Garden Club and The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton

Located about 30 minutes west of Richmond, the community of Manakin-Sabot offers visitors a taste of Goochland County’s rolling hills and picturesque countryside. Rich in history, four properties located on Sabot Hill Plantation will be featured including Sabot Hill, a Georgian-style mansion with formal gardens that are more than 100-years-old. The current residence is in the same location as the original residence built by James Seddon in the 1850s. Destroyed by fire in the 1920s, it was rebuilt by William T. Reed, Jr. in 1937. Tour includes Seddon’s recently renovated horse stables. Built in 1853 in the Italianate style, Ben Dover Farm will also be open for touring. The Reed family renovated this home as well, updating it in the Colonial Revival style in 1930. The current owners restored the home to its original Italianate design and have recently landscaped the gardens. National historic landmark and Thomas Jefferson's childhood home, Tuckahoe Plantation, is the fifth house on the tour. 

In downtown Richmond, the Executive Mansion, the oldest governor's mansion in the U.S. built and still used as a home, and the Kent-Valentine House, the antebellum headquarters of the Garden Club of Virginia are also open.

Advance Ticket Price:  $45 pp

Questions? richmondfridaytour@vagardenweek.org

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