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  • Virginia’s 79th Annual Historic Garden Week

    by Casey | Posted on April 16th, 2012

    Elaborate homes and gardens are preparing for what is often called “America’s Largest Open House” – Virginia’s Historic Garden Week.

    From the shore to the mountains, private estates, historic homes, gardens, and churches are open to the public from April 21-28, 2012. See the schedule below and one key highlight of each tour. Click through for more details about each tour.

    Albemarle / Charlottesville Tour

    Albemarle / Charlottesville Tour

    Saturday, April 21

    Ashland – A re-vamped tour in light of a 2011 earthquake. See private homes not originally scheduled for viewing.
    Winchester – Fairhill, circa 1882
    Franklin – The Maples and The Elms, circa 1895 and 1897
    Lake Gaston – Bracey & Ebony – A man-made lake straddling VA and NC; additional fee lets you see the homes from the water.
    Old Town Alexandria – A home built in 1782
    Portsmouth – 1800s home with its original furnishings and a great story, too.
    Staunton – The architecture you know – Greek and Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival

    Sunday, April 22

    Albemarle County (and April 23) – Keswick Hall
    Chatham – Tobacco country
    Middleburg and Upperville (and April 23) – Piedmont landscape

    Williamsburg Tour

    Williamsburg Tour

    Tuesday, April 24

    Arlington – A home used during the filming of Hoover, staring Leonardo DiCaprio
    Fredericksburg – Tea at Kenmore, home of George Washington’s sister
    Lynchburg – Point of Honor and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
    Richmond – Ampthill/Wilton – One of the original “suburbs” of Richmond
    Williamsburg – Civil War properties within the Colonial Williamsburg area, and an author available for Q&A, too.

    Wednesday, April 25

    Harrisonburg – The quaint village of Port Republic
    Martinsville – The Carriage House, home of the cheese straw maker.
    Richmond – The Boulevard – Ten locations along the grand avenue of Richmond
    Newport News – Homes that span 100 years of history
    Northern Neck – Lancaster County – Quiet beauty of a farm in the same family since 1721.
    Virginia Beach – Shirley Hall, circa 1939, inspired by and designed with the assistance of Colonial Williamsburg

    Thursday, April 26

    Danville – Averett University
    Norfolk – 75th Anniversary of the Hermitage Museum and Gardens
    Petersburg – Extensively restored 19th century Italianate clapboard home
    Richmond – Three Chopt/Westhampton – Homes span 100 years of art and architecture

    Friday, April 27

    Middlesex County – The Middle Penninsula – A lighthouse home built in 2005 includes a Fresnel lens once used in Australia’s Perth Harbor.

    Saturday, April 28

    Brownsburg - Five log homes and all new to the tour
    Eastern Shore – Eyre Hall has been in the same family for 250 years; the garden is considered to be the oldest in Virginia.
    Gloucester-Mathews – Daffodil Capitol of the Country
    Orange County – Somerset Plantation, circa 1803, home of James Madison’s sister, Sarah Catlett Madison.
    Roanoke – A 1933 garden that was the lily test garden for the Garden Club of Virginia for many years

    Learn more about Virginia’s Historic Garden Week
    See the Guidebook



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