3rd Annual Secret Garden Party
A progressive cocktail party featuring the gardens and green spaces of the Valentine Richmond History Center, the John Marshall House, the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, Monumental Church (Historic Richmond Foundation) and the VCU Massey Cancer Center. All five sites are located in downtown Richmond’s historic Court End neighborhood and will be open throughout the evening, with a variety of music and refreshments at each. A complimentary shuttle will circulate throughout the evening. Guests may begin and end their evening at any of the five sites. Admission is either in advance or at the door. One drink limit at each location. Click here for map.
Thursday, May 17, 2012; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sally Archer Anderson Garden - The White House of the Confederacy, 1201 E. Clay Street
- Carolina BBQ Bites and Lemon Squares
- Virginia Wines and an assortment of Beer
- Live music by Wayside
- Museum Galleries and White House of the Confederacy open for tours
The Museum of the Confederacy contains the largest collection of Confederate artifacts in the world. The historic White House of the Confederacy, located next door, has been meticulously restored and displays personal belongings of the Davis family, which lived in the home from 1861-1865.
Betty Moore Garden – Monumental Church, Historic Richmond Foundation, 1224 E. Broad Street
- Grilled Veggies with Pesto on Crostini, Ham Biscuits, Mini Decorated Cupcakes
- Virginia Wines served by Grayhaven Winery
- Live music by Justin Smith Trio
- Tours of the historic church
Historic Richmond Foundation (HRF) is the conscience of the built environment for the City of Richmond. HRF owns and maintains Monumental Church, a National Historic Landmark completed in 1814. One of HRF's most notable restorations, the church is available for your wedding or special event.
Becky’s Healing Garden - VCU Massey Cancer Center, 401 College Street
- Italian inspired menu of Panzanella Skewers and Rosemary Chicken with Red Pepper Pesto
- Strawberry Blossoms and Prosecco
- Classical music by Deborah Saidel
- Researchers will discuss their current research projects
This beautiful and restorative space was designed to heal the mind and spirit and to support Massey Cancer Center’s mission of total nurturing care.
Wickham House (1812) Garden - Valentine Richmond History Center, 1015 East Clay Street
- Mini grilled vegetable kabobs, Hawaiian meatballs, and tropical fruit
- Tropical Ginger Punch with Cirrus Vodka
- Live music by the Jeff Powell Quartet
- Exhibition galleries and Wickham House tours
This picturesque, private green space is nestled among high brick walls and magnolia trees and extends from the portico of the historic Wickham House, an early 19th century home built by prominent attorney John Wickham, who raised 17 children on the property.
John Marshall House Garden, 818 E. Marshall Street
- Madeira and colonial strawberry shrub drink, paired with ice cream and other delicious desserts
- Live colonial dancers and music from the Federal era
- Quoits set up for play in the garden
- 1st floor of the Marshall House open for tours
The John Marshall House, built in 1790 and the oldest surviving brick building in the city of Richmond, was the home to the "Great Chief Justice" and his family for 45 years. The house is an official historic property of Preservation Virginia, the oldest statewide preservation organization in the country.Advanced Ticket Sales ended on Monday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at any of the five venues for $35 Single | $60 Couple.
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