Ashland Historic Garden Tour
April 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join the Ashland Garden Club for the 90th anniversary of Historic Garden Week (HGW) April 15-22, 2023, along with other Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) member clubs hosting 29 tours around Virginia.
The Ashland Garden Club tour on Saturday, April 15 showcases four homes all located on scenic Cross Corner Road just north of Ashland. Two homes, built in the 18th century, have deep roots in the history of Hanover County, and two built in the 21st century reflect the owners’ respect for this history while creating living spaces for today’s lifestyles. Montevideo, a 60-acre working farm, circa 1732, was built by William Darracott who operated the flour mill near the home on Route 1. Greenlands was established in the 1700s by the Fortunatus Green Family and expanded in the 1920s. The current owners have been restoring the house and 100-year-old gardens since they purchased the 40-acre property in 2020. One of the contemporary homes, built in 2001 as an equestrian farm and set on 17 acres, is Georgian in style featuring a 12-over-12 pitch roof with towering chimneys. The other named Countryside and built in 2016, is an airy farmhouse style that includes a graveyard dating to the Revolutionary War era. Both of the contemporary homes were built by the same family on property acquired from one of the older estates on the tour.
Advance tickets are for sale online. In-person advanced ticket sales will begin in March at Refunkit, Caravati’s, and Colesville Nursery. Tickets will also be available at tour headquarters, Independence Christian Church that day for $50. Boxed lunches from Homemades by Suzanne can be ordered online for $15 and picked up on tour day at headquarters.