During Virginia Historic Garden Week people who are passionate about gardens and history can take a rare opportunity to step inside some of Virginia’s most prestigious private homes and public attractions to tour their fabulous gardens. Tours showcase formal gardens, walled gardens, cottage gardens, cutting gardens, annual and perennial gardens, herb gardens, water gardens, and even secret gardens. Historic Garden Week is the oldest and largest statewide home and garden tour event in the country with nearly 40 regional tours at more than 200 private homes and gardens including historic sites such as Monticello, Mount Vernon, Montpelier and others.
Each tour features four to seven sites, including private homes and public attractions. Visitors see stunning architecture from the mid-1600s to the 21st century in addition to the flowers and manicured landscapes of Virginia’s historic gardens. Homes and attractions are filled with exceptional artwork and antiques and many have interesting family histories intertwined with the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the Victorian era. Wine tastings, gardening lectures and other special events are held at some locations.
April 26 - May 3, 2014
Prices range from $10 - $40.
Historic Alexandria House and Garden Tour
The Historic Alexandria House and Garden Tour is a part of Virginia Garden Week and the closest destination to Washington DC. This tour features privately owned Old Town homes and gardens plus historic properties like the Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, Carlyle House Historic Park and George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, offering visitors the rare opportunity to see behind the brick walls into some of the most gorgeous residences in this unique neighborhood. The houses represent some of the finest and earliest structures in Old Town Alexandria and were built between 1796 and 1856.
Official Website: www.vagardenweek.org
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