Chesapeake Garden Week - April 22, 2017
Event Contact
  • Laura McDermott
  • (757) 621-1358
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Places of Interest

Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center
400 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
The historic 1846 Courthouse was designed by William R. Singleton and built by Willoughby G. Butler at the intersection of Court and High Streets in Olde Towne Portsmouth. In 1983, the Garden Club of Virginia restored the grounds with funding from Historic Garden Week proceeds. www.portsmouthartcenter.com


Bacon’s Castle
465 Bacon’s Castle Trail, Surry VA, 23883
Built in 1665, Bacon’s Castle affords visitors a rare opportunity to step back in time. It is the largest documented 17th-century garden in America. An architectural gem, it features distinctive triple-stacked chimneys and curved Flemish gables. The garden is a project sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia, and Bacon’s Castle. Listed on the Virginia and National Landmark Registers. www.preservationva.org


Smith’s Fort Plantation
217 Smith’s Fort Lane, Surry VA, 23883
(757)294-3872
This was the site of an original fort begun by Capt. John Smith in 1609. The brick dwelling was built in the mid-18th century on land given by Powhatan to John Rolfe on his marriage to Pocahontas. Preservation Virginia now owns the property. The garden was created in 1936 by the Garden Club of Virginia using proceeds from HGW. www.preservationva.org