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Berkeley Plantation in Spring

Berkeley Plantation, one of the first great estates in America, is located on the banks of the James River on State Route 5 in Charles City County, Virginia. It was named after one of its founders of the 1618 land grant, Richard Berkeley and was long the traditional home of the Harrison family, one of the First Families of Virginia.

Benjamin Harrison IV built the mansion on the estate in 1726. His son, Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the American Declaration of Independence and a governor of Virginia, was born at Berkeley Plantation, as was his son William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory, and ninth President of the United States.

In 1907 the Plantation was bought by John Jamieson, a Scotsman who had served as a drummer boy in the Union army during the Civil War, and it was his son Malcolm Jamieson (who inherited it in 1927), and Malcolm's wife Grace, who restored the manor to the beauty that attracts visitors from all over the country and other parts of the world, today. (Source: wikipedia)

We found this beauty on our visit on 03APR2007 and what I’d like to share with you is a little detail I found in the garden. Spring is coming. Enjoy.


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Taken on April 3, 2007