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The Presidents’ Garden

With financial assistance from the Virginia General Assembly, the Westmoreland Garden Club established the Presidents’ Garden in 1941 to honor native Virginians who have served our Nation as President.

The names of eight Virginia-born presidents are inscribed around the base of a sundial in the center and three marble busts of Presidents from the Northern Neck are located in three corners of this charming garden.

Mr. Charles Freeman Gillette, a renowned Richmond landscape architect, donated his time designing the garden. His sympathetic use of historic surroundings creates spaces for all to enjoy.

Included within the garden are crape myrtles, slips of tree box grown from Ash Lawn-Highlands, ivy from Mount Vernon and Monticello and other plants and flowers to enhance its beauty. At least one romantic bride in recent years has been married in the garden.

Besides its many awards over the years, the Garden Club was honored in 1991 on the 50th Anniversary of the garden’s completion.