Monday, April 15, 2024

Historic Garden Week Comes to Yorktown

Coleman Bridge in Yorktown (Courtesy of Gail Whittaker, Public Information Officer, York County, Virginia)

YORKTOWN — As part of the eighty-ninth season of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week held by the Garden Club of Virginia, visitors are invited to take part in a special tour that includes Yorktown.

On Wednesday, April 27, guests will arrive in Yorktown for the Hampton-Newport News portion of the statewide celebration.

Running from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the morning tour and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the afternoon tour, guests will begin at the Freight Shed, located at 331 Water Street. From there, the tour will include the breathtaking gardens around the Riverwalk Landing, a visit to The Village House on Bacon Street, a newly-renovated home on Church Street, The Yorktown Custom House on Main Street, which is owned and managed by the Comte de Grasse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the garden of Stolen Rock, which is located on Cornwallis Road, and then take in the spectacular views from the Windward on the York, a home that sits along Moore House Road on a 60-foot cliff overlooking the York River.

Tour proceeds from Historic Garden Week go towards the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic public gardens, to provide graduate-level research programs in landscape architecture, and to fund the Garden Club of Virginia’s Centennial Project. This particular project is in partnership with Virginia State Parks.

To learn more or to purchase tickets, please visit the website for Virginia’s Historic Garden Week.

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