Celebrate Historic Garden Week in Norfolk

This home sits on 4440 East Beach Drive, Norfolk. They will be part of the Historic Garden Homes tour. (Southside Daily/courtesy of google street view)
This home sits on 4440 East Beach Drive, Norfolk. They will be part of the Historic Garden Homes tour. (Southside Daily/courtesy of google street view)

NORFOLK — Virginia’s annual Historic Garden Week will be celebrated locally in East Beach Home and Garden, a community nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Pretty Lake.

This quaint community is considered one of Norfolk’s most exciting and desirable neighborhoods, according to the city.

Famous for its brightly colored cottages, the tour will feature a sampling of residential designs in East Beach, officials said.

“Virginia is especially beautiful during Historic Garden Week,” said Jean Gilpin, president of the Garden Club of Virginia. “For eight days at the end of April and early May visitors from all over the world will tour beautiful homes and gardens and enjoy all Virginia has to offer.”

The 2019 event encompasses 31 tours organized and hosted by 47 member clubs.

Approximately 200 private homes, gardens and historical places will be open especially for Historic Garden Week.

“Every year the properties opened and the tours offered are different, making each year a unique experience,” she said.

Attendees of the East Beach tour can enjoy access  to numerous private gardens and homes on this walking tour.

The walking tour will be hosted by Harborfront Garden Club and The Garden Club of Norfolk on Thursday (May 2) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To find tickets, click here.

For more information click here or contact norfolk@vagardenweek.org

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