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Virginia’s Historic Garden Week in Franklin - April 27, 2019

Virginia’s Historic Garden Week in Franklin

Contact Co-Chairmen


Patti Rabil

Phone: 757-651-9241



Marcella Brummett



Johanna Perakes



Tickets: $40 per person. Available on day of tour at headquarters.


Advance Tickets: $30 per person. Available online at or locally at The Cat’s Meow (Franklin), Fred’s Restaurant (Franklin), Aesthetics by Naomi (Franklin), The Peanut Patch, (Courtland), Bowman’s Gardens (Portsmouth), 18th Century Merchant (Chesapeake), Lake Prince Retirement Center (Suffolk), A. Dodson’s (Suffolk, Norfolk, Virginia Beach).

All tickets purchased online, as well as statewide passes must be validated at Headquarters before beginning the tour. On the day of the tour, tickets are available at tour headquarters only, not at individual properties.

Please visit for updated information.


Headquarters, Facilities and Special Events:

Franklin Baptist Church

208 North High Street

Franklin, Virginia 23851


Parking and Shuttles: Parking is available at Franklin Baptist Church. Shuttles are REQUIRED to all tour sites except 139 Crescent Drive. This service is included in the tour ticket. 139 Crescent Drive has adequate neighborhood, on-street parking.


Lunch: $15 per person. Available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Headquarters. Reservations required by April 17th. Contact Brucie Standahl at for reservations and menu information. Please specify if you would like to eat-in or take-out.


Light Refreshments: Complimentary light refreshments will be served at the home of Bobby and Diana Cutchins, 139 Crescent Drive, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


On-site Painting: Plein Air artists from the Blackwater/Nottoway River Art League will be painting at tour locations.


Straw Bale Gardening: A straw bale gardening demonstration will be given from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Headquarters.


Gardening and home decorating vendors will be available at Headquarters to answer questions. All special events are included in the tour ticket.




  1. 1312 Clay Street
  2. 1412 Clay Street
  3. 1401 Clay Street
  4. 307 Meadow Lane
  5. 204 Meadow Lane
  6. 139 Crescent Drive

Headquarters: 208 North High Street

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