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Four Governor’s Lands Homes Featured During 2018 Historic Garden Week

Every spring, the Garden Club of Virginia hosts Historic Garden Week, featuring homes and gardens throughout the state of Virginia. This year we had the pleasure of welcoming many visitors to Governor’s Land to tour four homes in our private community.

Thank you to the Pulk, Goody, Compton and Heller-Neilson families for sharing your beautiful homes.

The Pulk’s Home

The Pulk’s 2011 three-story home was impeccably decorated. Most notably, a two-story mural, painted by local artist Gary Robertson, presides over the fireplace. The mural depicts a fall sunset on the Chickahominy River.


The Goody’s Home

Located on Two Rivers Point, the Goody’s stately brick home provides gorgeous views of the James River from the front and Chickahominy River from the rear. A fun feature of this tour was the Twister board, decorated with color-coordinated bouquets of flowers to fit the occasion.

Garden Homes Tour - Governor's Land

The Compton’s Home

This is the third home built by Jean and Ray Compton, a native Virginia couple, who wanted their house to be “stately but not stuffy.” A fountain graces the center of the circular driveway with a welcoming brick front porch. The Compton’s waterfront setting proves that even a cloudy day in Williamsburg is beautiful!

The Heller-Neilson’s Home

Although photos are not available, the Heller-Neilson’s 2001 brick Cape Cod home achieves a tone of relaxed living, which the owners were seeking when they retired to Williamsburg. Furnishings reflect the homeowners’ time spent living abroad in Asia and Europe, and the layout provides a peaceful retreat.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the tour!

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