April 26 to May 3 marks the annual historic garden week in Virginia. Almost 200 private homes and gardens will be open for 31 separate tours across the state. Stroll through scenic gardens while you celebrate spring. For 81 years, the grounds of some of the Commonwealth’s most cherished historic landmarks have been restored or preserved using proceeds from the tour including Mount Vernon and Monticello.
Notable locations in the Piedmont include:
Saturday, April 26
Old Town Alexandria
Clarke County and Winchester (also open Sunday)
Orange County: Gordonsville
Sunday, April 27 and Monday, April 28
Middleburg and Upperville
Tuesday, April 29
Fredericksburg: Caroline Street
Charlottesville: University of Virginia
Tickets may be purchased at any tour location throughout Virginia on the day of the event. Prices vary from $15 to $40 per tour. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit: www.vagardenweek.org
This year, the Albemarle Garden Club celebrates its 100th anniversary with several locations open for tours including Redlands, Esmont and Bellair Farm. Morven Estate , the gardens at Monticello and the University of Virginia’s Pavilion gardens will also be open for tours.
Read about Garden Week in old town Gordonsville in our new spring issue. Preview the article on our website: http://www.thepiedmontonline.com/page.cfm/go/Old-Towns