Presented by Petersburg Garden Club
This unique and very historic tour includes Flowerdew Hundred, a land grant to Gov. Yeardley in 1618, with a grand manor house (it’s 3rd) of 14,000 sq. ft., and 1,322 acres from which archaeologists have found a treasure trove of artifacts; Aberdeen on 378 acres, including the owner’s vineyard, that is a unique brick temple-form plantation house built in 1794-1810 that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Martin’s Brandon Episcopal Church, which has had continuous worship since 1618, has communion silver dating to 1656, and has an 1873 Henry Erben organ; Prince George County Regional Heritage Center, which presents the County’s long & storied history in its 1881 Courthouse; and Ed Hatch will open his art studio in his grandfather’s old country store from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Tea will be served at Flowerdew from 11am – 4:30pm. Lunch will be served at Martin’s Brandon with a continuous fashion show from 11:30am-2:00pm (advance tickets required). Also, visit Centre Hill Mansion in Petersburg and Weston Plantation in Hopewell with your tour tickets. Special programs also included are: 1) “The House that Jack Built” by Jack Abeel, who built the Flowerdew manor house, at 10:30am; an organ concert by Karen Rickman at Martin’s Brandon at 11:00am; and Meg Kennedy, UVA Curator of Special Collections will talk about the artifacts found at Flowerdew at 2:30pm in the Flowerdew Pavilion.