Tickets: $35 per person. Available on tour day at Headquarters only.
Advance Tickets: $25 per person www.vagardenweek.org. Available until April 21st at The 18th Century Merchant (Chesapeake), A. Dodson's (Suffolk, Norfolk, Virginia Beach), Bowman's Garden Center (Portsmouth), Dennison's (Suffolk), Smithfield & IOW Tourism (Smithfield), Alphabet Soup (Franklin), and The Peanut Patch (Courtland).
All tickets purchased online, as well as statewide passes much be validated at Headquarters before beginning the tour. Tickets available at tour headquarters only, not at individual properties.
Please visit www.wbgardentour.com for updated information.
Headquarters, Facilities, and Special Events: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4320 Bruce Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321.
Parking & Shuttles:
Parking is available at all sites. Satellite parking with shuttle service is available and highly recommended for Wildwood, 3809 Portsmouth Blvd. This service is included in the tour ticket. The satellite parking lot is located at the Manor Village shopping Center at 6231 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, VA 23704 and is a short 5-minute shuttle ride to the property. All other properties have adequate neighborhood, on-street parking.
$15 each. Available from 11 am until 2 pm at Headquarters. Reservations are required by April 17. Contact Sallie Powell at (757) 484-8346 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve and for menu information. A limited number of lunches will be available on the day of the tour without a reservation.
Flower arranging demonstrations at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm at Headquarters are included in the tour ticket. Master Gardeners available to answer gardening questions throughout the day.
Complimentary light refreshments served at the home of Cyndi and John Tuttle, 3070 Falmouth Drive, from 1 until 4 pm, weather permitting.
Directions to Headquarters:
Address for GPS: Aldersgate United Methodist Church - 4320 Bruce Road Chesapeake, VA 23321
From Norfolk/Virginia Beach: (approximate driving time 23 min/11 miles)
Take I-264W toward Downtown Norfolk/Portsmouth. Keep left to take I-264W toward Downtown Tunnel/Portsmouth (toll). Merge onto Portsmouth Blvd./VA-337W via Exit 4. Turn right onto Taylor Road. Turn right onto Bruce Road. The church is on the left.
From Williamsburg: (approximate driving time 45 min/ 42 miles)
Take I-64E toward Norfolk. Merge onto I-664S via Exit 264 toward Downtown Newport News/ Suffolk/ Chesapeake. Take the Pughsville Rd. E exit, Exit 10, toward VA-659. Turn left onto Pughsville Rd. Turn right onto Taylor Rd. Turn left onto Bruce Rd. The church is on the left.
From downtown Suffolk: (approximate driving time 20 min/ 16 miles)
Take US-58E/US-460E, merge onto I-664N toward Newport News/ Hampton. Take the Pughsville Rd. E exit, Exit 10. Merge right onto Pughsville Rd. Take the first right onto Taylor Rd. Turn left onto Bruce Rd. The church is on the left.
From Smithfield:(approximate driving time 29 min/ 19 miles)
Go east on Benns Church Blvd/ US-258N/ VA-10. Turn left onto Brewers Neck Blvd./ US-258N/ VA-10. Turn right onto Carrollton Blvd./ US-17S. Merge onto I-664S toward Chesapeake. Take the Pughsville Rd. E exit, Exit 10 toward VA-659. Turn left onto Pughsville Rd. Turn right onto Taylor Rd. Turn left onto Bruce Rd. The church is on the left.