Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

I couldn’t have anticipated the continuous beauty of the historic gardens of Colonial Williamsburg. The majority of Williamsburg’s gardens were planted between the 1930’s and 1960’s. A renewed public interest in the American colonial past began to stimulate the preservation of old homes, resulting in the Colonial Revival style.

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The interplay of gates, paths, gardens, streetscapes and shared vistas in this restored settlement creates an idyllic example of the most inviting attributes of a well designed, human scaled community. 90 acres of gardens and green spaces range from the splendour of the Governor’s Palace garden to the utilitarian kitchen garden of Wetherburn’s Tavern to the tranquil Colonial Revival garden of the Orlando Jones site.

Those who know my passion for historic architecture and gardens had been urging me for years to visit Williamsburg. I’m thankful I finally had the opportunity. It did not disappoint.

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