United States of America, Virginia, Albemarle County, Greenwood
Whilton (Greenwood, Virginia)
The gardens at Whilton are the creation of the present owner. Set in the rolling farmland of Albemarle county, the 1914 brick residence is surrounded by a grove of white oaks. The trees provide a canopy around the house and frame views out into the garden. Prior to 1988, the garden consisted of a simple yew parterre to the rear of the house. The gardens now surround the house and reach out into the neighboring countryside. The gardens are a series of garden rooms in the style of 20th centry English country gardens, to showcase an expanding plant collection. In 2005, the owners logged almost 200 varieties and cultivars of Acer palmatum.. Antique ornaments and architectural fragments accent the garden rooms.
Person(s) associated with the property include: Algernon Craven (former owner, 1930-1934); Gordon Buck (former owner, 1934-1971); Lucy LeGrande (former owner, 1971-1989); Ed Eichman (architect, 1990s); Jay Dalgliesh (architect, 1990s); and George Carter (wall design, 1990s).
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The folder includes a work sheet, garden plans, and plant inventory.
Garden featured in British House and Gardens, October 1995
Garden featured in Southern Accents, March 1998
Garden featured in Southern Accents, March 2000
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