• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Garden Week in Virginia

 

vagardenweek2009 Welcome to Historic Garden Week in Virginia’s 76th anniversary season.  This spring, visitors will step through the gates of more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House,” April 18-25, 2009. Three dozen Historic Garden Week tours present a rich mosaic of some of the country’s finest properties at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia, local events are scheduled from the Atlantic Ocean to the Allegheny Mountains and will span the centuries from the early 17th through the early 21st.

For those interested in horticulture, there will be formal gardens, walled gardens, cottage gardens, cutting gardens, annual and perennial gardens, herb gardens, water gardens, and even secret gardens. Visitors interested in architecture and interior decorating will see beautifully renovated historic properties as well as stunning contemporary residences, exceptional artwork, and some of the country’s best collections of glass, china, and American, European and Asian antiques. Many houses have interesting family histories intertwined with the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the Victorian era.

  Garden Week tours are held rain or shine and do not “sell out” in advance.  Tickets may be purchased at any of the properties open on the day of the tour and online. These events are house and garden tours. 

Williamsburg Garden Tours are Sponsored by The Williamsburg Garden Club
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Five Homes and or Gardens in Governor’s Land are featured along with the following homes and or gardens in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic area:  The Lightfoot House,  Edinburgh Castle Tavern, Escorted Walking Tour of Lightfoot House, Lightfoot Tenement, The Williamsburg Inn and the Williamsburg Spa.
Date/Hours:
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 (10:00 AM-6:00 PM)
Admission Fee: $25.00
Click here for detailed information on the Williamsburg VA Garden Tour

In addition to the Home and Garden tour  in Williamsburg be sure to check out the other Garden Week tours through out the Middle Peninsula and the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. These include  Gloucester –on  Apr 25 – Gloucester Historic Garden Week Tour – Tour three sites including a restored 18th century brick barn on the grounds of Warner Hall, the ancestral home of George Washington’s great, great-grandfather!

Smithfield – Apr 18-25 – Garden Week in Virginia at Historic St. Luke’s Church – Historic St. Luke’s Church, a recent Garden Club of Virginia Restoration, is open for the 76th Anniversary of Garden Week in Virginia.

Newport News – Apr 22 – Newport News-Hampton Historic Garden Tour – Five beautiful houses and gardens overlooking the James River will be open to the public, along with the stained-glass windows of Hilton Christian Church and the Abernathy Garden for reflection by Lake Maury.

One of the lovely gardens you'll see on the Virginia Beach tour.

Virginia Beach – Apr 22 – Virginia Beach Tour: "Homes and Heritage by the Water’s Edge"

Suffolk – Apr 24 – Historic Garden Day in Downtown Suffolk -  Suffolk’s featured tour, "Celebrating Riverview Style," is Friday, April 24. Admire the beautiful gardens and interior design of homes in Suffolk’s Riverview neighborhood.

or the  James River Plantation Tour -  tour Shirley Plantation, Berkeley Plantation, Westover Plantation and Sherwood Forest.

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