Historic Garden Week in RVA continues on Thursday, April 23rd on one of the loveliest streets in the near West End, Kingcrest Parkway. The focus of this tours is gardens and flowers. Not only will you be inspired by the spectacular gardens, but plan to enjoy the architectural mix that faces the landscaped median as you stroll along the parkway from house to house.
listen to what Kathy Watson and Peyton Wells, chairs of the Thursday and Friday RVA tours, recently had to say to local CBS affiliate about the upcoming Historic Garden Week tours
Kingcrest Parkway Homes and Adjacent Churches
4211 Kingcrest Parkway (garden only)
4212 Kingcrest Parkway
This 1925 Italianate-style beauty is filled with exquisite European antiques sourced by the home’s owner, Kim Faison, for her eponymous shop.
The french doors in Faison’s newly-renovated family room (pictured in R•Home magazine’s March 2015 issue) open to a stone terrace and lush walled garden.
4218 Kingcrest Parkway
4228 Kingcrest Parkway (garden only)
4200 Cary Street Road
Built in 1720 on a large land grant and considered the second oldest home in the City of Richmond, “Reveille House” remains vital today as the administrative building for Reveille United Methodist Church. Visitors may tour the main floor which retains its original floors in the living and dining rooms and foyer, then explore its expansive gardens hidden by 200 year old boxwoods.
30 Malvern Avenue
Special Thursday Events
Historic Restoration Sites Flower Show/Exhibition
Located in the hallways of Reveille United Methodist Church, this juried show will included ten judged classes, including two by children. The designs will highlight garden restoration projects funded by the proceeds from Historic Garden Week over the last 86 years.
Pre-order lunch at your choice of
- boxed lunches at Reveille House Welcome Center from 11-2
- Greek food reminiscent of the Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church with seatings at 11, 12 and 1
- boxed lunches at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from 11-2
All order forms must be received by April 21st, so make your plans now and mail in those forms.
Available All Three RVA Tour Days
Tuckahoe Plantation Garden
Stroll though the land where Thomas Jefferson lived and played as a boy. Purchase plants with a provenance from this working farm. For an additional $10, you can tour this most historic of homes, which is also now serving as a set in the AMC television series, Turn.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Buy your ticket through Historic Garden Week for Van Gogh, Manet and Matisse: The Art of the Flower and take advantage of untimed entry any day of the RVA tours into this extraordinary exhibit that generally requires a timed reservation. The Museum’s Sculpture Garden with its cascading waterfall would make the perfect spot to end a day of garden touring. In this unique setting, you can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat and reflect on all that you have seen.
Advance Ticket Sales
Save some money by purchasing your tickets on-line by noon on April 21st. Through that date, you can also purchase (cash or check only) advanced tickets for the Richmond tours locally at the VMFA, Fraîche, The Shops at 5807, Greenhouse II, Libbie Market, Janet Brown Interiors, The Kellogg Collection, Ellwood Thompson Market, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Sneed’s Nursery, Williams & Sherrill, The Garden Place, Plow & Hearth, Tweed and Strange’s.
Ellen and I are both working this tour on Thursday morning. Guess which locations? We hope to see you there!
April 17, 2014
p.s. Don’t forget our giant yard sale tomorrow. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by to say hi. More info in the sidebar.