above, Westover Plantation
The Garden Club of Virginia is sponsoring Historic Garden Week in Virginia this week. I lived in Virginia for 10 years and can tell you there is nothing quite like Virginia in the Spring! From their website:
Celebrating 78 Years of Preserving Virginia’s Heritage
Welcome to Historic Garden Week in Virginia’s 78th anniversary season. This spring, visitors will step through the gates of more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House,” April 16-23, 2011. Three dozen Historic Garden Week tours present a rich mosaic of some of the country’s finest properties at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia, local events are scheduled from the Atlantic Ocean to the Allegheny Mountains and will span the centuries from the early 17th through the early 21st.
Click here for more information.
Winchester-Clarke area house