Summary of Marc Appleton and Bret Parsons’ Presentation on Architect Paul Williams

For an intimately sized audience seated in the Billiard Room of the Virginia Robinsons’ Pool Pavilion on March 21, 2024, Marc Appleton and Bret Parsons presented a retrospective talk on the career of noted architect Paul R. Williams (1894-1980). They provided great depth and insight into the man and his astonishing career as an architect. Williams was the first black man accepted into the American Institute of Architecture. And who some 20 years into his career, obtained the pristine status as a “Fellow” in this organization.

A Contest for Hat Lovers!

Welcome all hat lovers to this fun event! The second annual Hat Contest with prizes will be part of this year’s “Spring Rhapsody” Garden Tour festivities on May 18, 2024.   Every attendee can participate in the fun. Wear your hat on stage, and the judges will choose “winners” in three categories:

“Spring Rhapsody” Marketplace and Silent Auction Will Delight You!

During your blissful day of visiting gracious gardens, viewing floral fantasies, partaking of a sumptuous luncheon, and listening to magical music, you must join us at our tennis court Marketplace for some retail therapy.   This year promises to excite with more than a dozen fresh and new vendors to stimulate your imagination.  From food products and home gifts to estate jewelry, original artworks, and beautiful clothing there will be exceptional items for you to choose from! Visit many of your favorite vendors that have returned to tempt you with new offerings.  Our FRIENDS BOUTIQUE is full of surprises this year too. Don’t miss it!