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Gloucester - Mathews

Date
Saturday April 25, 2015

Time
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Description
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Host
Hosted by The Garden Club of Gloucester

Virginia's two counties of Gloucester and Mathews were born as conjoined twins about 1651. Together they made up the end of the Middle Peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides. Kingston Parish, one of four parishes in this one large county, was split off to form Mathews County in 1791. The two are still sisters, riddled with scenic waterways and farmlands, rich in history and old houses, and all "far from the madding crowd" (Thomas Hardy). This year’s tour includes whimsical gardens, extensive art collections, old world architecture with a new world twist, as well as Ware Church, a historical landmark dating back to the 1600s. 

Advance Ticket Sales: $30.00 pp.  Children 12 and under free. No single house tickets. Advance tickets available online at www.vagardenweek.org. By mail through April 20, 2015: Send a check payable to GCG, to Marianne Bowles, P.O. Box 2363, Gloucester, VA 23061, gloucester@vagardenweek.org. Tickets will also be available at the following locations: Brent and Becky’s Bulb Shop, Angelwings Stationers, Historic Sibley’s General Store, Green Gates. Check or cash only.

Questions? gloucester@vagardenweek.org

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