A steady stream of guests visited homes on the Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour Saturday in spite of a chilly wind and light rain. Here, docent Jan Price of Gloucester greets a group that just disembarked from the shuttle bus that carried tour participants between Westerley and nearby Sandhill. Photos by Sherry Hamilton
Docents Julie Stone and Susan Corson greeted visitors to the library at Nesting, a home near Toddsbury Plantation on the North River, during Saturday’s Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour. Home of Norris L. Padgett III and Thomas R. Robinsky, Nesting houses a treasure trove of art and antiques. Photos by Sherry Hamilton
Plants share the landscape with white heron yard ornaments and a spoon weather vane in one of the mound gardens at Edgewater Farm on the North River in Mathews. The home of Linda and John Digges, Edgewater Farm was one of four houses featured on the Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour on Saturday.
Artist Dorothy Fagan of Mathews braved chilly weather and a bit of rain to paint a small side garden Saturday at Sandhill, the Piankatank River home of Nancy and Woody James, during the Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour. Inside the home, tour participants were treated to a variety of original art and collectibles, as well as an expansive view of the river.
Guests abounded at Westerley, the Piankatank River home of Drs. Sarah and Frank West, during the Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour on Saturday. Tour participants were able to enjoy everything from the large living room with its bright red fireplace mantel to a large second-floor balcony with expansive views of the river.
The floral arrangement in the kitchen at Edgewater Farm splashed color across the table against a backdrop of the swimming pool seen through the window. Photos by Sherry Hamilton
Hostess Annie Rex shares information about the art and antiques with guests in the dining room at Nesting. Photos by Sherry Hamilton
Zealon Stilley and Margie Borden, hostesses, create a complementary splash of color in the Upper Room at Sandhill as they share information about the riverfront home with guests. Photos by Sherry Hamilton
The floral arrangement created for the dining room at Westerley was the perfect complement for the spectacular shade of orange on the walls. Photos by Sherry Hamilton
The living room at Edgewater Farm is colorful, comfortable, and filled with family treasures. Photos by Sherry Hamilton
Floral arrangements in the homes on the Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour were by turns spectacular or whimsical, but all were simply perfect. Photos by Sherry Hamilton