Saturday April 25, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Hosted by the Blue Ridge Garden Club
Take a stroll or a trolley ride down Main Street and visit four recently restored 18th, 19th and early 20th century homes and gardens located within a half mile of each other in the historic downtown of Lexington. Open to the public for the first time, all have received awards for historic preservation and tell a tale of restoration and adaptive reuse. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this Shenandoah Valley town is a thriving commercial center bustling with art galleries and unique shops, and home to both VMI and Washington & Lee. Tour highlights include presentations on Tax Credits and the Restoration of Historic Buildings, and The History of Main Street plus tours of Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, container gardening demonstrations, refreshments and blue grass music. Enjoy a special Historic Garden Week luncheon available at downtown restaurants and plan to stay the night in an historic downtown inn or B&B.
Advance Ticket Sales: $20 pp. www.vagardenweek.org Tickets are available in Lexington March 1 – April 25 at the Lexington Visitor Center or Hamilton-Robbins. Cash or check only. By mail, send a business size, self-addressed envelope with a check payable to Blue Ridge Garden Club to Kathy Lamb, 93 Riverbend Drive, Lexington, VA 24450, (540) 463-4665 or firstname.lastname@example.org