Homes & Gardens

Home and Garden Tour ticket includes admission to the following properties:

1. The Hermitage Museum and Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road

This early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate located on the Lafayette River features a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, contemporary exhibition galleries, a Visual Arts Studio and grounds that offer art and culture to the community. The Hermitage is known for its landscape, semi-formal gardens, forest and wetlands. A natural habitat for hundreds of plants and animals including a variety of waterfowl and migrating birds is part of this magnificent garden.
Floral designs created by The New Leaf of Norfolk.

2. 1543 Cloncurry Road

One of the first houses built in Lochhaven, this 1925 Colonial Revival home is surrounded by hydrangeas, gardenias, azaleas and boxwood. The newly renovated kitchen boasts many modern features while retaining the charm of the original home. Paintings by local artist Scott London bring a bit of Ireland to the formal dining room along with an oversized sideboard crafted by renowned Norfolk furniture maker Rosario Cicero. The expansive backyard overlooking the Lafayette River boasts an extensive rose garden, natural grasses and native plants.
Theresa and Chuck McPhillips, owners.

3. 1701 Cloncurry Road

This contemporary Mediterranean house was built after Hurricane Isabelle in 2003. APS Landscape Architects planned carefully saving the home’s beautiful live oaks. Nestled under groves of oaks, Yellowwoods, and Dawn Redwoods are collections of Poet’s Laurel, ferns, hostas as well as American pottery and art. The inviting terrace offers a perfect vantage point to view the activity on the river. In the home’s interior, an open floor plan creates an efficient circulation between kitchen, vegetable garden, grill and outdoor fireplace.
Kerri and Gordon Stokes, owners.

4. 1717 Cloncurry Road

This Colonial Revival was recently renovated by the present owners in 2015. The open floor plan creates a contemporary interior. A neutral color palette highlights the unique light fixtures and modern artwork in the kitchen and breakfast room. The elevated covered back porch with retractable screens, an outdoor kitchen and multiple seating areas is the perfect setting for the sweeping views of the Elizabeth River. The amazing backyard is home to green and white gardens filled with bulbs, evergreens and hydrangeas.
Ryan and Dusty Rhodes, owners.

5. 1338 Cloncurry Road

Built in 1929, this English Tudor home reflects the marriage of elegant design and contemporary living. The living room features porcelains and textiles acquired during travels to Asia as well as English and French antiques. Also on display is the owners’ extensive collection of Limoges and Halcyon Days enamel boxes. Paintings by Charles Sibley and Robert Vick are featured in the informal dining room adjourning the kitchen. The formal dining room showcases English antiques and a collection of porcelain oyster plates.
Rexanne Metzger, owner.

6. 8005 Blanford Road

The Kellam home sits on one and a half acres of the Elizabeth River. Built in 1913 by William Rogers Martin, the owners have done extensive renovations since purchasing the home in 2010. The interior of the home is filled with extensive crown molding and wainscoting with a coffered ceiling and custom made mahogany bar in the sunroom. Five original fireplaces remain on two floors of the home. The family’s love of antiques and art is evident as you tour the first floor. The exterior of the home boasts gardens of perennials, a fountain and pond. It is easy to see why this magnificent home was featured in the April 2017 issue of Virginia Living Magazine.
Connie and Ed Kellam, owners.

7. Virginia Zoological Park, 3500 Granby Street

The zoo, located just four miles from this year’s tour, showcases animal habitats with native, ornamental and exotic plants. A few of the present theme gardens include fruit orchards, shade gardens, rain gardens and handicap-accessible gardens. The horticultural center includes a formal garden of roses, annuals and perennials.

Admission, complimentary garden tours and refreshments are included in your ticket.


8. Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road

The 175-acre botanical garden is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and run by a private non-profit. Gardens include cultivated and wild native and exotic plants, the largest rose garden on the East Coast, a butterfly garden and house, a Japanese garden and a Colonial garden.

Azaleas will be blooming in April and entry to the garden is included in your ticket.


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