The beautiful gardens of Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum are featured in a three-page spread in the April/May 2011 issue of Old House Journal magazine. Lovely pictures of the Manse, summerhouses, and boxwoods complement the article. The gardens were restored by the Garden Club of Virginia in 1932, and they continue to attract garden enthusiasts, as well as tourists still today.
Designed by Richmond-based landscape architect Charles Gillette, the boxwood garden is reportedly his only bow-tie design. The formal garden is terraced due to the slope of the terrain. A brick path bisects the manicured lawn and leads visitors through one of two summerhouses.
Flowering cherry trees and a multitude of spring bulbs welcome all who enter. Landscape architect, Ralph Griswald, added a brick terrace behind the manse in 1968. The gardens are open to the public during normal visitor hours for Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.
The gardens will be featured on the 78th Annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour presented by the Garden Club of Virginia on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Augusta Garden Club is sponsoring the tour. Ticketholders for Historic Garden Week 2011 may stroll through the historic Victorian garden, visit the Woodrow Wilson Museum, and take an engaging tour of the birthplace, an elegant pre-Civil War manse. The last tour of the manse is at 4:15 p.m.
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