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Saturday April 18, 2015

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Hosted by The Augusta Garden Club

Staunton is one of Virginia's most celebrated preservation success stories. Located at the city's edge, just minutes from downtown, are several well-conserved properties surrounded by rolling green fields and sweeping views. Each of the farms and estates on this year's tour has a deep connection with the area's historic and cultural roots. These 200+ acre properties are anchored by landmark residences in the Federal, Tudor Revival and French Eclectic styles with construction dates ranging from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. These working farms showcase the many ways in which the owners are farming and conserving the land via easements, cattle, poultry/eggs, community-supported agriculture (CSA), even beekeeping. Live music and speakers discussing the topics of land conservation and the area's agricultural heritage are included in the tour experience. A catered box luncheon will be offered.

Advance Tickets: $25 pp. By mail, before April 10 send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with check payable to The Augusta Garden Club, c/o Ellen Moffett, Treasurer, 171 Annandale Farm Lane, Staunton, VA 24401. Tickets, payable by cash or check only, are available until April 17 at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, Blue Mountain Coffee, Crown Jewelers, and The Emporium in Staunton, Waynesboro Landscape and Garden Center, The Fashion Gallery in Verona, and Village Garden Center in Fishersville.
Read the March 28, 2015 article in the News Leader.


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