The Garden Guide

Virginia House Garden

Virginia House was completed just before the stock market crash of 1929, for Alexander and Virginia Weddell. It overlooks the James River and was built to resemble a sixteenth century English manor house. The garden was designed by landscape architect Charles Gillette (1886-1968) and is a contemporaty Arts and Crafts synthesis of Italian and English styles. Gillette was a pupil of Warren Manning. The design is comparable to the illustrations in Thomas Mawson's book on the Art and Craft of Garden Making.
Photograph © Christopher Laine

Virginia House, 4301 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, Virginia, USA

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