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Historic Garden Week Tours in the Near West End

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The gorgeous gardens of the Near West End will be the focal point of not one, but two Historic Garden Week in Virginia tours later this month:

Ampthill / Wilton Area: Tuesday April 24, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by The Boxwood Garden Club, The James River Garden Club, The Three Chopt Garden Club and The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton. Primarily a walking tour.

This lovely neighborhood of rolling hills was one of the first attempts at residential development in the “suburbs” of Richmond. It includes the manor house of Ampthill Plantation and the Wilton House, both of which were dismantled, moved and reassembled to their present locations in the early 1900s. Wilton serves as both a museum, headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia and this tour’s luncheon venue. Ticket includes admission to the following 6 locations:

Gullquist home and garden, 203 Ampthill Road
Johnson III home and garden, 215 Ampthill Road
Johnson home and garden, 5301 Kenmore Road
Hetzer home and garden, 118 Paxton Road
Clark home and garden, 206 South Wilton Road
Boyd home and garden, 4 South Wilton Road

Advance Ticket Sales: $35

Three Chopt / Westhampton Area: Thursday April 26, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by The Boxwood Garden Club, The James River Garden Club, the Three Chopt Garden Club and The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton. Primarily a shuttle tour, departing from the Country Club of Virginia

This tour encompasses beautiful homes and gardens along Three Chopt Road and some of the neighboring streets. It was once an old Indian trail. Maps from colonial times refer to it as “Three Notch’d Road.” As you tour this area, keep in mind that you are on what was once a major east-west route across central Virginia traveled by notables such as Cornwallis and Jefferson. Ticket includes admission to the following 7 locations:

Massie home and garden, 602 Levering Lane
Fox home and garden, 6310 Three Chopt Road
Van der Wolk home and garden, 6426 Three Chopt Road
Kempe home and garden, 6615 Three Chopt Road
McKinney/Tolliver home and garden, 30 Old Mill Road
O’Hagan home and garden, 25 Towana Road
Cain home and garden, 53 Towana Road

Advance Ticket Sales: $35