Norfolk Home & Garden Tour


West Ghent and Chelsea

Thursday, April 28, 2016
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The well-established neighborhood of West Ghent’s story began in the early 1920s following annexation by the City in 1897. This marked a second stage of urbanization as the City recovered following the decimation of one-third of its population by the 1855 yellow fever epidemic. Adjacent to this new neighborhood was the industry-based Chelsea district. Fronting deep-water access and rail lines, the district continues to be called home by a shipyard and Norfolk Southern railyards, but has grown to include a growing number of small, locally owned businesses such as restaurants, an art gallery, a floral design studio, a brewery and other service-related businesses.

Tour visitors who would rather ride than walk can follow the newest section of the Elizabeth River Trail, a bicycle and pedestrian path that runs along the perimeter of Chelsea and West Ghent, which opened in September 2015.





Hosted by:

The Harborfront Garden Club
The Garden Club of Norfolk