81st Historic Garden Week Tour in Portsmouth

One of the lovely waterfront homes on Portsmouth's HGW tour
3135 Hanley Ave.
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Portsmouth City
Saturday, April 26, 2014 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Chairman, Jan Meredith: (757) 483-1396
Chairman, Linda Dickens: (757) 620-2944
Publicity, Sue Comer: (757) 484-3910
Publicity Chairman sdkcomer@cox.net
co-chairman, Betty Jo Gwa gwaltneybj@gmail.com
Elizabeth River Garden Cl ergardenclub.org
Garden Club of Virginia vagardenweek.org

The 81st Historic Garden Week home tour in Portsmouth will be held in the lovely established neighborhood of Green Acres, on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River. Homes display a diversity of architectural styles from Georgian, Federal and Colonial to Contemporary. Most of the homes, such as Willow Oaks, a brick Tidewater Georgian built by the historian Dr. Alf Mapp, are on the water. A Mid-Century Modern dwelling built in 1962 exhibits contemporary design rare in Tidewater. A lovely Colonial has a terrace and river room designed for entertaining and is furnished with many items collected by the owner during his extensive travels in Asia. A nearby home was designed to maximize its views of the river and to display the owners' extensive collection of artwork. A Georgian home on the river was constructed using handmade oversize brick; antiques displayed here include a museum-quality Italian chest circa 1540, and a round table from Northumberland Castle. A red-brick Colonial contains a statue of Hebe, goddess of youth, by Rodin and collections of porcelain figurines. Lunch is available by pre-order; go to the Elizabeth River Garden Club website ergardenclub.org for more information. Tickets are available at www.VAGardenweek.org as are more detailed descriptions.

Admission Fee: $35 on day of tour, $30 online at www.VAGardenweek.org

Last Updated: 10/29/2013 3:01 PM
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