My Favorite Springtime Scamper Virginia Garden Week April 23-30
My bags are packed and I'm set to go. This is without a doubt one of my favorite events of the year. "Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House." This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at their peak, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members." Click here for tour information and details. Virginia Garden Week.
This year I'll be splitting my tour with a quick stop back in the shop in the middle of the week. First up .....
Old Town Alexandria Saturday 23rd
If you only have a day to spare, this tour is an easy day trip from Wilmington. Leave a little extra time to explore Old Town's many shops and eateries after you tour the historic homes and city gardens.
The floral arrangements are always spectacular. Beautifully designed to highlight each residence's decor and featuring many of the plantings from local gardens.
These are not your usual florists' arrangements.
Next up ... Winchester Sunday 24th
The Blue Ridge Mountains are the backdrop for this rural tour, which features four outstanding estates dating from 1782 to 1993. Moving down the road to ... Middleburg Monday the 25th In the heart of Virginia Hunt Country, this is always a beautiful tour.
Back in town for a few days and then off to Chincoteague...
Eastern Shore Saturday 30th
Eyre Hall in Cheriton is always a highlight of this tour.
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