Historic Garden Week tour will feature 5 homes in River Hill

Feb 28, 2024 | by

The River Hill area of Westover Hills will be featured during Historic Garden Week on Wednesday April 24:

The River Hill subdivision of Westover Hills neighborhood is an oft-overlooked gem. Forty homes are nestled among mature trees on a bluff overlooking the James River, Buttermilk Trail and Maymont Park. The enclave was developed in tandem with the completion of the Boulevard “Nickel” Bridge, in 1925. Complemented by captivating landscapes and gardens, the graceful winding curves of Evelyn Byrd Road and Riverside Drive, provide the backdrop for charming and assorted architecture constructed over four decades between 1925 and the 1960s. The tour showcases a variety of residential designs, including Georgian Revival, classic Cape Cod, and a Contemporary rebuild.

Historic Garden Week advance tickets will be available starting February 20. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 day-of.

From the Times-Dispatch:

[The tour] will include the interiors and gardens of five houses, as well the garden of another house. Joining [4902 Riverside Drive] will be a Georgian Revival built in 1935 and a brick-and-slate Cape Cod built in 1938, as well as two of the neighborhood’s earliest houses – a Federal-style cottage and a Colonial, both built in 1927.

PHOTO via zillow.com

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