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Prestwould Plantation

Clarksville, Virginia
United States

One of the most interesting things about a visit to Prestwould is that you can see both the reconstructed gardens and the model of the original garden on display in the octagonal summer- house. The Prestwould house was built in 1795. The gardens, outlined with original ancient boxwoods that are as much as 30 feet in diameter, are described as an interpretative restoration based on detailed plans and extensive records made by Lady Jean Skipwith. She was the wife of Sir Peyton Skipwith

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