80th Historic Garden Week returns to Ashland April 20

This year’s historic garden tour in Ashland is named “From Gentleman’s Farm to the Present” and features four country properties, a church, a luncheon, and two flower demonstrations. Tours will be offered Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Bella Terra,” located at 11019 Old Washington Highway, Glen Allen.

“Old Elmont School,” at 11174 Elmont Road, Ashland, is a former 1911 four-room elementary school and is now home to two classics teachers.

“Kenwood,” at 11179 Elmont Road, Ashland, was built in 1885 and stands on 19 acres.

Kenwood United Methodist Church, at 11208 Elmont Road, Ashland, was founded in 1891. A buffet prepared by the ladies of the church will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $15/person in the church social hall. Reservations for the luncheon should be made by April 15. Please call (804) 840-3333 to make arrangements, or email sandywilliams3@msn.com.

“Tufton,” at 13077 Cedar Lane, Ashland, was built in 1970.

The two flower demonstrations are complimentary to ticket holders: David Pippin will speak at Kenwood United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Mary Claire Coster appears at “Tufton” from 2 to 4 p.m.

Advance tickets are $25 for all homes, or $30 on the day of the tour. Tickets may be purchased online at: www.vagardenweek.org, or by calling (804) 227-3140. Tickets will be sold locally at Cross Brothers Grocery and at Ashwood Garden and Nursery.

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:40 am