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A Walk in the Garden


September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm $75.00


Friends of Chatham


Chatham Manor
120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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Friends of Chatham announces A walk in the garden fun-RAISER EVENT

Friends of Chatham will hold a benefit for the Gardens and Grounds of Chatham Manor on the grounds of Chatham Manor at 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg on Sunday, September 29th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Celebrate the return of the statue of Diana to Chatham Manor, as you enjoy music performed by Broadway Star and local favorite Patrick A’Hearn, local Stafford high school musicians, and enjoy celebratory sparkling beverages and hors d’oeuvres by Catering by Dori Farrell.

With a spectacular walk through the garden and view of the City of Fredericksburg across the river, you can participate in a fun and unique once in a lifetime musical event at Chatham while helping to raise funds to help maintain the historic garden designed in the 1920’s by Ellen Biddle Shipman and its surrounding grounds.

Admission is $75 per person ($40 tax deductible). Proceeds from the event will support the ongoing mission of the Liz Thompson Memorial Fund for Chatham Gardens and Grounds, a fund created by Friends of Chatham in honor of member Liz Thompson, who was also a past President of The Rappahannock Valley Garden Club.

Friends of Chatham was created in 2012 to support the preservation of Chatham Manor, including its various outbuildings, dependencies, and the surrounding historic grounds, through advocacy, financial support, and increased community involvement, while promoting public awareness and appreciation of its historic legacies primarily by facilitating, sponsoring, and participating in fundraising events relating to the foregoing purposes.

Purchase tickets for the event by mailing your check to: A Walk in the Garden, Friends of Chatham, P.O. Box 36, Fredericksburg, VA 22404 or by visiting and clicking on the event link to pay via PayPal. Sponsorship opportunities are also available ranging from $500 to $2,500 levels. Tickets are limited. The venue is handicap accessible.

For additional information contact Patsy Thompson, Event Chair, at [email protected].

The Friends of Chatham is a registered non profit corporation with a formal agreement with the National Park Service to raise funds that will further the preservation and interpretation of historic Chatham.  Chatham is managed by the National Park Service as a component of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.