Explore ‘Great Wicomico River Vistas’ Wednesday
, 2014


Explore ‘Great Wicomico River Vistas’ Wednesday

The Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of the Northern Neck will host a Historic Garden Week Tour Wednesday, April 24, in Northumberland County.

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The Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of the Northern Neck invite the public to explore Eagle Point Farm (above) along with four other Northumberland County homes open for a Historic Garden Week tour.

“Great Wicomico River Vistas,” will feature five homes overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Great Wicomico River, a picturesque tidal tributary cutting a 15-mile swath inland from the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, announced publicity chairman Carter Blackford Filer.

Featured properties showcase the renovations of historic properties as well as stunning modern designs taking full advantage of water views, said Filer.  Properties span the timeframe from 1832 to 2005.

Homes on the tour include Eagle Point Farm, an updated 1920s Foursquare with infinity pool and sweeping views of the Great Wicomico. The property, at 1067 Eagle Point Road, is owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Mullenholz.

Historic Edgehill is a meticulously restored pre-Civil War home relocated to an imposing bluff overlooking the river. The property, at 120 River Hill Road, is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Mick Wiggins.

Athena House is a chateau-style home designed to display fascinating collections of antiques and objects d’art. The property, at 474 Edge Hill Farm Road, is owned by Dr. A. Jacox and Dr. C. Spengler. Athena Winery also will be open on tour day.

Van transportation will be available to Athena House and Edgehill from the Information Center, Wicomico Parish Church at 5191 Jessie Ball DuPont Memorial Highway in Wicomico Church.

Cockrell House boasts river views from every room. The property, at 583 Wicomico Drive, is owned by Mr. and Mrs. T. Randolph Cockrell Jr.

Sunset On the Wicomico is an artfully executed family compound designed by an award-winning West Coast architect. The property, at 2046 Whay’s Creek Road, is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Carter Fox. Complimentary refreshments will be served here.

Tickets may be purchased on tour day for $30, or $15 single-site admission, at any of the houses on the tour and at the information center at Wicomico Parish Church, at 5191 Jessie Ball DuPont Memorial Highway in Wicomico Church. An adult must accompany children under age 17.

Advance tickets are available until April 22 at Wildest Dreams in Burgess, The Dandelion in Irvington, Material Girl near Burgess, Essex Bank in Callao and Bank of Lancaster in Kilmarnock and Heathsville. Advance tickets also are available online at VAGardenweek.org.

For questions regarding admission, contact Jane Kimball at 453-6517, or jksaga2@gmail.com.

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