A bit of snow this weekend has many daydreaming of warmer spring afternoons. Preparations are underway for Virginia’s annual Historic Garden Week, April 21 – 28, 2012. A full-color guidebook to the 250 homes included on the tour will be available this month, free at designated outlets or for $10 if requested by mail.
This is the 79th annual Garden Week, and Richmond’s premier private homes and estates will welcome visitors April 24th – 26th. Tours are sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia and are available for $35 in advance or $40 on the day of the tour. Lunch and refreshments will be served.
Three Richmond-area tours are planned:
April 24: Amphill/Wilton Area
April 25: The Boulevard
April 26: Three Chopt/Westhampton Area
During these three days, the Kent-Valentine House, Headquarters of the Garden Club of Virginia and Historic Garden Week will host complimentary refreshments from 10 AM to 3 PM. The White House of the Confederacy will offer free admission to Garden Week ticket holders. Tuckahoe Plantation will be open in honor of the event as will Virginia House. Additional opportunities to enjoy the architectural and historic can be found on the event website.
Richmond is the perfect home base for exploring Garden Week throughout Virginia. The Historic Richmond Inns book early, so make your reservations today, and we’ll look forward to welcoming you this spring!