Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Historic Garden Week in Virginia, April 16-23

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.

Morven Gardens

Winchester-Clarke area house


  1. How fun and glorious it must be! I hope the weather is cooperating....Virginia has such beautiful country, I agree. I am sure garden week must be a real treat for all the senses, wish I lived closer to attend...enjoy!

  2. Historic Garden Week in Virginia is so very special, and the one event this native Virginian
    misses most. But living in Buckhead for nearly forty years is reward enough for me!

    Thanks for the memories!

  3. Perfect time of th eyear for this :)

  4. What an incredible line-up! There are a number of gardens at historic houses that I have never visited in addition to so many newer ones that sound interesting!