2017 Tour

Ghent’s Historic Hague

Thursday, April 27, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nestled on the banks of the Historic Hague are houses built in the late 1800s and early 1900s.   Majestic homes are set within a quiet neighborhood featuring towering trees, cobblestoned streets, parks, and beautiful gardens.  Each house on our tour features a different turn of the century form of architecture and all are preserved and representative of Norfolk’s early elite society and their grandiose life style that included quiet dinners and lavish parties entertaining presidents, artists, and city notables. The wrought iron railings on the walking bridge over The Hague have been “decorated” or “defaced” with locks of love – you be the judge!  This peaceful waterway ends at the entrance to The Chrysler Museum of Art where Huntington’s statue, “The Torchbearers,” featuring a huge rearing horse with a rider reaching down to grab the torch from a tired runner, welcomes you to varied and valuable collections and exhibits.  New this year is free entry with your Norfolk tour day ticket into the Virginia Zoo Horticultural Center and the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Homes are within an easy walking, biking or driving distance. Bus and group tours are also available.

Special events include floral demonstrations, presentations, plant sale, and antique cars display.

Hosted by:
The Garden Club of Norfolk
Harbor Front Garden Club