Friday, April 28th
Majestic Monument Avenue is once again on display during Historic Garden Week 2017. This time architecture becomes the focus as three of the preeminent architects who helped shape the look of this stately street have homes featured. The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design that now resides in this regal John Russell Pope creation at 2501 Monument Avenue
will serve as tour headquarters for purchasing tickets and offer limited parking, facilities, tours and lunches by Kitchenette (first-come, first-served). From there head east on Monument for a five block stroll to see these six homes and gardens.
2320 Monument Avenue
2301 Monument Avenue
1839 Monument Avenue
1828 Monument Avenue
1815 Monument Avenue
1800 Monument Avenue
If you aren’t too pooped after visiting these homes, head farther east to the Executive Mansion. You can tour the interior of the oldest governor’s mansion in the country, as well as its gardens, chicken coop and greenhouse. Proceeds from prior Historic Garden Weeks were used to restore the mansion’s Charles Gillette garden in 2000.
What a way to punctuate Historic Garden Week in RVA. Filled with education and inspiration (and, of course, flowers in designs created by the ladies of the four Garden Club of Virginia Richmond garden clubs), these homes are prime examples of gracious living Richmond-style. We can’t wait to visit!
April 20, 2017