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Afton Villa Gardens
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Stroll these gardens and read the history of the plantation. Lovely in the spring when all of the bulbs and azaleas are in bloom.

2  Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

The gardens are a little hard to find but they are a hidden gem. There is a $5.00 entrance fee paid at the front of the gardens. It was a warm and humid day when we visited but the gardens were just lovely. The gardens are "built" on top of a burned dwelling so it gives it an old world feel. On the day we visited we were indeed fortunate to become acquainted with the owner of the gardens, Mrs. Genevieve Trimble. She and her daughter and the gardeners were preparing the gardens for a major show and symposium on gardening. She was indeed very gracious and shared stories of the home and the gardens with us. There are over 100,00 daffodil bulbs planted on the property - which must be breath taking to see in the spring. There are paths to be explored and interesting plants to observe. Butterflies were in abundance the day we were there. Be aware there are no restroom facilities or snack shop and worse of all no gift shop. Mrs. Trimble is in the process of writing a book about the gardens...it will be a must buy.

4  Thank Frieda C
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We found the gardens to be beautiful, but entering the grounds was most uncomfortable. A car was parked next to the entrance, and as we were about to drive in, a young man got out of the car, handed us a brochure, and indicated that there was a $5/person entrance fee. He looked very unprofessional, and there was no sign indicating a fee. From his looks and unprofessional presentation, we felt like we were getting scammed, but we gave him $10. As we drove in, we both felt uncomfortable. No one was in the gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed the gardens, and didn't expect to see the car parked when we left. It was still there, and the person was slouched in the passenger side. We called the phone number on the brochure the next day and left a message, but never heard from them. Quite strange.

3  Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

A beautiful garden, growing from the ruins of a burned-out plantation home. We actually stumbled upon the owners the day we toured the gardens....it was fabulous to hear the story of how they acquired the land some 40 yrs ago, and how they continue to replant throughout the years. A true labor of love.

4  Thank Suzanne J
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Even without the house these grounds are exquisite! What a quiet, beautiful retreat from the busy highway. You wouldn't even know that civilization was anywhere close by. The grounds are well tended and I had the privilege of a two hour chat with the head gardener, Mr. Jones. The brochure was very informative but I so enjoyed my time with Mr. Jones. He is a treasure and loves and tenderly cares for Afton Villa.

3  Thank Curtistine E
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