Renovation and Construction

Garden Restoration Project

Gunston Hall is recreating its garden!  In the years since the Mason occupancy, the Riverfront Garden has had many forms, from orchard to colonial revival masterpiece.  The current project will return this acre of land to an 18th-century style garden.  When the project is complete, we will be able to see the garden as we believe it appeared during George Mason’s lifetime.

The project includes removing existing boxwood, leveling the landscape, constructing a new fence, and restoring pathways and beds.  In the spring, we will begin planting, using historic varieties available in George Mason’s lifetime.

What to know for your visit

  • Temporary fencing will surround the garden, so you will stay safe but be able to see the progress.
  • The Mansion will remain open during the entirety of the project.
  • All outbuildings will be accessible while we renovate the garden.