FOTHERINGAY

Elliston, Virginia

Fotheringay is a 700 acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia.  Built in 1794 and listed on the Federal Register of Historic Places, the property includes a historic Federal style house surrounded by expansive lawns, a formal garden, mature boxwood hedges, native ornamental trees, a fruit orchard, a historic cemetery, woodlands, ponds, and a 350 acre working farm.  SNL created long term plans for the management of the estate grounds, tree care and succession schedule, implementation of sustainable timber harvesting and enhanced farm pasture maintenance, including planting of native trees and grasses, installation of solar troughs, and preservation of clean water sources. Restoration of a formal garden will begin in 2019. For this project, SNL completed research on early 19th century horticulture and garden design in Virginia at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the archives of the University of Virginia.