Agecroft Hall: Discover 17th Century England in Richmond

From Elizabethan England, to the banks of the James. Built in England about 500 years ago, Agecroft Hall now overlooks Virginia's James River.


A landmark of history, framed in beauty. Agecroft's Elizabethan knot garden.


England's past. Crated, shipped, and carefully reassembled in Richmond, Virginia.

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The Gardens at Agecroft

A Landmark of History, Framed in Beauty

 The sunken garden, based on the pond garden at England's Hampton Court Palace.
Designed by noted landscape architect Charles Gillette, Agecroft's grounds reflect the order and opulence of English gardens. Here, a fragrance garden blooms with Elizabethan aromatics. The sunken garden explodes with annuals. 

A walk through these gardens feels much like a stroll back in time, with elaborately clipped herbs of the knot garden, a collection of exotic plants once recorded byJohn Tradescant the Younger, and a living exhibit of medicinal, flavoring and aromatic plants.

 Agecroft's Elizabethan knot garden.Tulips in the sunken garden.