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April 21, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ebenezer Church
1589 Steeple Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435
$30 per person (advance) $35 day of tour Children 6 and under are free
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Explore Eclipse: Waterways, Wildlife and Wetlands - Historic Garden Week in Suffolk

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Hosted by the Nansemond River Garden Club, the Franklin Garden Club, and the Elizabeth River Garden Club, this tour celebrates the beauty of the Eclipse area by focusing on four private homes and two gardens. Visitors will appreciate the history and culture of the area and enjoy access to unique and diverse private homes surrounded by nationally recognized gardens. Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 on the day of the tour; children 6 and under are free. A complete list of ticket outlets is listed below. Contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 or visit for additional information.

Tickets are available at the following locations:
A. Dodson's:
   Suffolk - 2948 Bridge Road
   Norfolk - 1611-A Colley Avenue
   Virginia Beach - 1600 Laskin Road
The Suffolk Visitor Center - 524 N. Main Street, Suffolk
Alphabet Soup - 107 East 2nd Avenue, Franklin
18th century Merchant - 3591 Forest Haven Lane, Chesapeake
Bowman's Gardens - 315 Green Street, Portsmouth
The Peanut Patch - 27478 Southampton Parkway, Courtland
Lake Prince Retirement Center - 100 Anna Goode Way, Suffolk 

The tour includes admission to the following properties
• 1588 Steeple Drive
• 2000 Bleakhorn Road - Bleakhorn Cottage
• 9160 Wigneil Street - Barrel Point Garden (only)
• 9338 Rivershore Drive
• 1504 White Dogwood Trail - Johnson & Sons Seafood
• 24389 Mouring Drive (Carrollton)

Special Events:
• CH&E Ruritan Hall will host the Nansemond River Indian Tribe from 10am-4pm, sharing their customs, music, tribal regalia and artifacts.
• Lunch will be available from 11am-2pm at Ebenezer United Methodist Church for $15 per person (reservations by April 8, please). 
• Bleakhorn Cottage: Greater Chuckatuck Historical Foundation and the Suffolk River Heritage will display photos, artifacts and books from local residents. Author and historian Karla Smith will also be available, 10am-4pm. 
• Barrel Point Garden: Representatives from the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance will be available to discuss the "Water Wise Home" program until 4pm
• Pinkham Gardens (24389 Mouring Drive): Master gardeners, landscape architects and a pottery artist will be in the gardens. Complimentary light refreshments will be served from 1-4pm, weather permitting.