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Historic Garden Week in Williamsburg VA & Beyond

imageVA House & Garden Tours Offered Statewide

April 21-28, 2012

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." Historic Garden Week provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with fabulous flower arrangements.

This year celebrate spring by taking a step back in time on Williamsburg’s Historic Garden Week tour.  The Historic Garden Week tour in Williamsburg, part of the Virginia Statewide Historic Garden Week, is on April 24 and showcases several significant Civil War properties in the Colonial Williamsburg historic area and on the campus of the College of William and Mary.

The Civil War properties included in the tour this year are Bassett Hhertzler -george gardenall, the Coke-Garrett House, the Palmer House, the President’s House at the College of William and Mary, and the Sir Christopher Wren Building. Also included on the tour are several picturesque homes and gardens built in the 20th century located just to the west of the College of William and Mary, including the   Hertzler-George Garden featured in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine , the Steele Home and Garden, and the Gilman Home. All three of these private properties are open to the public for the first time on this year’s Williamsburg Historic Garden Week tour.

In addition, the College of William and Mary will be hosting special escorted or self-guided walking tours on campus showcasing the trees, plants, architecture, and Civil War history of the College of William and Mary. The escorted tours will start at the Wren Yard at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable walking imageshoes!

Advance Tickets $25: buy them here or $30at the door

Also available through April 21, cash or check only, at the following locations: G. Bates Studio, Merchants Square; Seasons of Williamsburg, Jamestown Road; Wild Birds Unlimited, Monticello Marketplace.

Luncheon and Special Event Information: Lunches must be reserved and paid for in advance. This year’s site is The Hospitality House, located at 415 Richmond Road. Cost is $15 per person.

For more information about the Williamsburg tour and to make luncheon reservations email Cathy Adams at cbtbka@cox.net.

1). The Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center. There you can buy your HGW ticket which will allow you to use the CW buses. Disembark at The Capitol bus stop and the Merchants Square bus stop.
2). The Williamsburg Taverns parking lot on Francis Street.
3). The City of Williamsburg Parking Garage at Henry and Scotland Streets and walk out through the Prince George Street exit.
image4). The Williamsburg Hospitality House on Richmond Road (garages and back lot).
This is also the location for LUNCH.
5). Limited parking on city streets surrounding the properties.
Follow the Green Arrows and Historic Garden Week road signs.

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Other Tours in the  Hampton Roads, Gloucester/ Mathews, Newport News. Portsmouth, Norfolk, Northern Neck areas of Virginia are listed below


Saturday April 21, 2012

Tuesday April 24, 2012

Wednesday April 25, 2012

Thursday April 26, 2012

Friday April 27, 2012

Saturday April 28, 2012


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