Northern Neck - Westmoreland County
Wednesday April 22, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Hosted by the Garden Club of the Northern Neck
“Explore the Treasure of Kinsale” is the theme of this tour in Westmoreland County. The oldest municipal entity in the Northern Neck region, Kinsale was created in 1706 by the House of Burgesses. A quaint village, it boasts a thriving marina, a wharf, a museum, a restored early 1900s ice cream parlor and a gazebo on The Green. Much the same as in colonial days, the area is supported by farmers and watermen. This tour of five private properties reflects life in town, on a plantation and by the water, spanning 230 years of Virginia history. Located 12 miles from the Chesapeake Bay, the tour area is near Ingleside Vineyards, Westmoreland State Park and Virginia’s Northern Neck wine trail. Stratford Hall, a restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia using proceeds from past Historic Garden Week tours, is also nearby.
Advance Tickets: $25 www.gardenweek.org. By mail until April 15, checks payable to The Garden Club of the Northern Neck. Include a stamped, self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to: Lois Spencer, P.O. Box 268, Sandy Point, VA 22577. firstname.lastname@example.org . Available locally at Art of Coffee in Montross, Colonial Collectibles in Warsaw and The Dandelion in Irvington. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at each property. Credit card purchases at Tour Headquarters only.