Explore Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

Lush gardens, historic homes, and warm walking tours with good company—nothing celebrates the arrival of spring like Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, and the annual event is fast approaching! “Every April, visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during ‘America’s Largest Open House.'”

Garden tours begin on Saturday, April 21st and will end on Saturday, April 28th 2018.

The Staunton, VA tour will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Explore the historic buildings of Sugar Loaf Farms and personally experience the charm of country living in the Shenandoah Valley!

Sunday, April 23rd, visit Keswick Hunt country, situated in the Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District located in the Charlottesville area. “The district contains a broad range of 18th and 19th century architecture as well as 20th century estates, all evocative of grand, classically inspired manor homes reflective of its earlier history.” While in the Charlottesville area, take advantage of the boutique shopping and one of a kind restaurants located on, and around the Downtown Mall

On Monday, April 23, 2018, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the University of Virginia’s gardens just across the mountain Charlottesville, VA:  “The relationship between the Garden Club of Virginia and the University of Virginia goes back at least 68 years, when the club restored the University’s Pavilion Gardens with proceeds from Historic Garden Week.”

Book your calendar, and reserve your room at the Iris Inn. You won’t want to miss out on this indulgence in history, gardens, and springtime in Virginia.

Photo by John Menard

Photo by John Menard