Historic Garden Week at UVA - Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative

Historic Garden Week at UVA

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Each year in April, the sights, sounds, and scents of spring on the Jeffersonian Grounds come alive during the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week.


The relationship between the Garden Club of Virginia and UVA goes back at least 68 years, when the club restored the University’s Pavilion Gardens with proceeds from Historic Garden Week. Beginning with the West Pavilion gardens in 1947, restoration included the surrounding serpentine walls, an original feature of Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village. The club hired noted Colonial Williamsburg landscape architects Alden Hopkins and Donald Parker to design these Colonial Revival gardens. The West Pavilion Gardens were restored between 1947 and 1953 and the East Lawn Gardens between 1960 and 1965.

Garden Week at UVA

Please note: Carr’s Hill will be closed this year for renovations.