File this under Detours…a pretty one!
I just wanted to touch base to let you know about a lovely garden tour in my historic neighborhood in Richmond this Saturday, May 15
My garden will be open!
I hope you will be able to make it. I’d love to see you!
Read on for all the details….
GINTER PARK SCENE FROM THE STREET GARDEN STROLL
Come spend a Spring day strolling the late 19th century historic Ginter Park and early 20th century Laburnum Park neighborhoods, once street car neighborhoods, that combine a blend of urban and suburban charm and character.
Saturday, May 15, 10 AM to 5 PM
Our Scene from the Street Garden Stroll Event features a tour route that spans both districts and includes architectural sites of interest and beautiful gardens created up-front and thus visible from the sidewalks as visitors stroll. The route is drive-park-stroll-bicycle-friendly. Your ticket includes a Guide/Map to all sites. There are several stops, including mine, where the back gardens will be open, too. We have some prodigious gardeners in the neighborhood so it ought to be a great day!
Visitors interested in architecture will view varied architectural influences-neo-Gothic, Colonial Revival, English Tudor Revival, Italiannate, and more, from grand facades to late 19th century Workman’s Cottages, with ornate millwork facades.
Garden lovers will view diverse approaches to garden styles, from going native, to cottage garden, to southern style gardens with sweeping curved borders, to traditional gardens with formal designs.
Take in an Art Pop-Up Show and Sale, with creations by local artisans, such as jewelry, pottery, succelent collections, garden art and more. In additon, there is an Art Show on the Green at the Hermitage, corner of Hermitage Road and Westwood Ave.
The VMFA Artmobile will be here, open for timed entries to the “Landscapes of Virginia” exhibit.
This event is family-friendly, and there will be a Chalk Art Contest at the event “hub” at 1300 Westwood Avenue. At that same location, vistors will find 4 food trucks serving up casual, delicious foods.
For complete details and tickets, visit
Advance tickets are $10, adults, children free. Day of event tickets, $15, cash only at event hub.
Advance tickets may also be purchased at Azaleal Garden Center, Once Upon a Vine, and RVA Antiques through Friday, May 14th.
Please note: current COVID-19 protocol will be in place.
when visiting my garden please wear a face mask
This is to protect Mr Transplant, who is immune-suppressed. Thank you!