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The Kenmore Plantation and Garden was built by Fielding Lewis and his wife Betty, who was the sister of US President George Washington. The historic plantation is considered a fine example of Georgian architecture and of a typical pre-Revolutionary War mansion. In recent years, the mansion had undergone extensive restoration work, which was only completed in 2008. It is unfortunate however that there?s little to be done in recovering most of the 1,300 acres that were originally part of the estate. Today, the estate and garden combined only occupy three acres of land. At present, visitors touring the estate can explore the drawing room, dining room, chamber, and passage area in the first floor. Also present in the first floor is what?s simply known as the ?small room?. The four rooms that make up the 2nd floor are also open to public viewing.

In 1929, the Kenmore Gardens benefited from restoration funded by the Garden Club of Virginia and also served as the inspiration of the state?s first ever Historic Garden Week. It?s no surprise then that the Kenmore Gardens were selected as the event?s first beneficiary. In 1922, the Garden Club of Virginia initiated another period of restoration work for the garden.
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