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Great Hopes Plantation

How the Other Half Lived

During this self-guided tour, glimpse the daily life of a plantation and discover how most Virginians lived.

Garden Symposium

Ordinary to Extraordinary: Creating Landscape Designs that Reflect Beauty and Awe

The Governor's Palace

The evolution of any garden happens naturally or at the whim of our own mind and hands. Whether you’re starting from scratch or renovating an existing garden that has lost its character, it’s almost always desirable to work with a plan. Even the most well-intentioned efforts result in disappointment when approached without a cohesive design strategy. Learn how to create harmonious gardens that sing with creativity, as well as those that reflect personal expression and reverence for design fundamentals.

Operating Hours

Great Hopes Plantation

  • Monday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday

    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM