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Historic Garden Week Inn VA

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Springtime means warmth, greenery, flowers, outdoor excursions, and fun getaways. For those seeking an activity that includes all of these aspects, Virginia’s Historic Garden Week is a fantastic idea: “Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during ‘America’s Largest Open House.’” Top off your tour with lodging at a Virginia inn, and you’ve got yourself the epitome of a spring getaway.

House and garden tours take place April 18-25, 2015 and include everything from waterside tours of Virginia’s Eastern Shore to historic plantations in Goochland County:

  1. James River Plantations: “Open together for the first time in over a decade, three historic properties located along scenic Route 5 celebrate Historic Garden Week on three consecutive days.” These three Charles City properties include Westover Plantation, Shirley Plantation, and Berkeley Plantation. (InnVirginia Lodging: Scents of Cedar B&B, Museum District B&B)
  2. Eastern Shore: “The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a peninsula nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Its history is as old as Captain John Smith and as new as rockets heading for the moon. It is home to the oldest continuous court records in the United States, the freshest seafood and where ponies run wild.” Experience the history and modernity of the Eastern Shore at one or all of the four participating cities– Cape Charles, Exmore, Onley, and Chincoteague. (Nearby B&B lodging: Fig Street Inn, 1848 Island Manor House, Miss Molly’s Inn)
  3. Winchester: “Winchester, founded in 1744, is the oldest Virginia City west of the Blue Ridge Mountains… This tour in the historic district features three private homes and gardens of distinctive architectural styles, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters, and the gracious historic home and 6-acre idyllic garden of Winchester’s founder.” (Nearby B&B lodging: Old Waterstreet Inn, Pembroke Springs Retreat, L’Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast Inn)

These are only a few tour options for Historic Garden Week. Click here for a full tour itinerary. (And click here to check out all of our InnVirginia members.)

Happy spring!




Historic Garden Week in Virginia, 2012

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

“For one week every April, the Garden Club of Virginia invites visitors to more than 250 of Virginia’s most picturesque gardens and private homes in the Old Dominion” (Garden Club of Virginia).

There is no event quite like Historic Garden Week, as it celebrates both the vibrancy and history of the natural world encompassed by man-made gardens. During the week of April 21-28, 2012, indulge yourself in the sights and sounds of a floral adventure in the beautiful Commonwealth. (And don’t forget that there are many nearby BBAV inns to which you can return after your tour!)

The following information about the garden tours is from the Garden Club of Virginia:

Saturday April 21, 2012

Sunday April 22, 2012

Monday April 23, 2012

Tuesday April 24, 2012

Wednesday April 25, 2012

Thursday April 26, 2012

Friday April 27, 2012

Saturday April 28, 2012

Visit the Historic Garden Week website for more information such as an overview of the week, a full-color guidebook, and photos of participating establishments.





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By Tara Stoll