Thursday April 26, 2012
Sponsored by the Gabriella Garden Club and The Garden Club of Danville
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This tour features Averett University, the Forest Hills neighborhood, and the West Main Street area. Founded in 1859, Averett Univeristy has a long history of innovation. Started as a women’s college back when that was not a popular notion, it was also one of the first in Virginia to create an accelerated program for working adults. More than half of it’s student population are professional learners located outside of the Danville campus. It is one of the few in the country to offer bachelor’s degrees in equestrian studies as well as aeronautics.
Ticket includes admission to the following 7 tours:
- 161 Mountain View Avenue
- 500 Hawthorne Drive
- 440 Maple Lane
- 452 Maple Lane
- 242 Hawthorne Drive
- 272 Cherry Lane
- The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. 781 Main Street
Advance Tickets: Available at Foxglove, Karen’s Hallmark, The Gingerbread House & Garden Center and Rippe’s, all located in Danville or online.
Lunch: Box Lunch $13.50/person provided by The United Methodist Women of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 107 West Main Street. Please send checks by April 15, 2012 payable to Mount Vernon United Methodist Women to: Lois Love, 123 Candlewood Road, Danville, Virginia 24541. For questions, she can be reached at (434) 792-2628. Reserved tickets may be obtained at the door on tour date.
Refreshments: Complimentary light refreshments will be served at 220 Hawthorne Drive from
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Special Activities: Floral arranging demonstrations 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. at 220 Hawthorne Drive and a musical interlude provided by The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany.
Tickets: Day of at any houses on the tour: $20 full tour, $10 single site. Ages 6-12, half-price; ages 5 and under, free of charge.