Historic Garden Week in Martinsville and Henry County
Bassett is a small town in Henry County, bisected by a Virginia jewel, the Smith River, and located along VA 57 west of Martinsville. This shuttle tour features properties dating from 1922 to 1955, as well as nearby Hamlet Vineyards. Highlights include a Classical Revival private home with gardens, a Georgian Revival school with gardens, the Bassett Historical Center, a historic train depot and a post office with a WPA mural and an early 20th century factory house. Nearby is the Historic Henry County Courthouse c.1824, a recent restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia, using proceeds from past Historic Garden Week tours. The Garden Club of Virginia will celebrate its centennial in 2020. A special partnership with our state parks began last year and will lead up to this important occasion. Fairystone State Park c. 1936, is included as part of this full day of touring.