House & Garden Tours Offered Locally & Statewide
Every April in Virginia, visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of the state’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during what is called: “America’s Largest Open House.” Historic Garden Week gives visitors a rare opportunity to see sumptuous gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses graced with fabulous flower arrangements, many of which are rarely if ever open to the public.
Virginia Garden Week focuses on over two dozen local areas, and includes a multiple of magnificent properties. Loudoun, Fauquier and Clarke County feature some of our local hotspots, but other nearby counties are included as well. A full list of the areas represented is reprinted on our Community Calendar on page 23. Local hotspots include:
Middleburg and Upperville: Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23. The properties in these two charming areas provide wonderful views of the Piedmont landscape. There are four country estates and back-to-back tour days. One includes a series of garden rooms, organized loosely in color groupings with a watercourse leading to woodland plantings and ponds.
Clarke County: Saturday, April 21. As the Garden Club of Virginia reports, located near the West Virginia and Maryland borders, this area remains relatively unchanged since a young George Washington erected the very first “white post” to direct travelers in the mid 1700s. Included are Farhill, built in 1882, and White Post Restoration … the preeminent antique and classic car restorer in the country.
Details at www.vagardenweek.org