In the heat of a summer day, you might find relief and a moment of solitude in the gardens tucked behind the pavilions of the Lawn. The University of Virginia’s pavilion gardens—envisioned by Thomas Jefferson and restored by the Garden Club of Virginia in the 1950s and ’60s—are now public spaces maintained by the University and used daily by of the UVA and Charlottesville communities, as well as visitors to Grounds. This summer, the gardens have been the site of Reunions receptions, a Historic Landscape Institute tour, engagement photo sessions, weddings, and a t’ai chi class.
Sometimes you just know when a place is the right fit. Anastasia and Sanford Williams got that feeling as soon as they arrived in Charlottesville in 1993. Their memories of moving from New York City as a young married couple with children are still vivid 26 years later.
To participate fully in academic and extracurricular life on Grounds, a student must be feeling well. Parents know this, which is why they are taking the lead in funding construction of the new Student Health & Wellness Center.
Thirty years ago, Gregory Brown (Col ’89) became the 66th resident of 48 East. In time, he came to reflect on that life-changing experience, leading him to a greater appreciation of his brief tenure as a Lawn resident.