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Wednesday April 24, 2013
Sponsored by The Warrenton Garden Club
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Follow in the footsteps of Chief Justice John Marshall as you visit the houses and gardens on this tour of hunt country in Northern Virginia. Leeds Manor Farm in Hume, built for Marshall’s son in 1829 is still a working farm. The Chief Justice built a small addition near the house for his books and to use during his retirement. Nearby in the village of Hume is the Parsonage, built ca. 1855. It has been completely renovated, but retains the extensive gardens of it previous owner. Glen Gordon Manor in Huntly, originally a stagecoach stop for Wells Fargo, became the residence of a friend of the Duchess of Windsor in the 1920s. The bones of the formal garden are being resurrected by the current owners and magnificent trees, including century old beeches, grace the lawns. Nearby in Flint Hill is Standen Still, a “new old” house built in the 1990s following the style of the English Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century. An extensive garden, initially laid out by noted landscape designer, Dana Westring, has been extended by the current owner, a budding horticulturist and designer. Locust Grove in a park-like setting near Flint Hill is a gracious 19th century brick house with beautifully integrated modern wings. The house is filled with antiques and family memorabilia. Headquarters for this tour will be located at Marriott Ranch in Hume, another John Marshall house. The Ashland Basset Hounds and the Piedmont Driving Club will add another component to this tour featuring 5 properties.
Tickets: $30 and are good for both days
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