april, 2021

22aprAll DayHistoric Garden Week: Richmond - Monument Avenue Tour

Event Details

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997, Monument Avenue is a broad urban thoroughfare featuring a grassy median lined with stately oaks and sugar maples. Between 1900 and 1925, development along this expansive corridor flourished as architecturally significant mansions, townhomes and churches were erected by wealthy citizens and speculative builders. Behind these grand façades, private, walled gardens provided fresh air, respite and social recreation for homeowners and continue to delight with seasonal blooms, specimen trees, fountains and follies.  Today, its beauty and proximity to downtown Richmond and cultural venues make it popular with locals and tourists alike. Named for the confederate statues that formerly punctuated its skyline, Monument Avenue’s memorials are in the process of removal as the community strives to reconcile its painful past. Tour goers will have the opportunity to visit private garden gems, explore the neighborhood’s unique pocket parks and flowering alleyways, and experience the epicenter of profound social change in Virginia.

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Time

All Day (Thursday)

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