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Saturday April 18, 2020

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

With a nod to conservation and preserving the rural flavor of the land, this driving tour takes visitors from the countryside to Main Street.  Two horse farms are featured along with a charming cottage surrounded by abundant flower and vegetable gardens. Tewksbury, a sprawling stone home, is sited atop rolling hills and bordered by a pond and naturalized landscape.  Nearby, the home at Chance Farm is a distinctive frame design whose front porch affords sweeping views of grazing thoroughbreds. The adjacent cottage showcases antiques and vintage garden accessories. From rolling hills and pastures, it is a short drive to Historic Gordonsville, where The Exchange Hotel serves as Tour Headquarters.  Now a Museum, it was a hospital during the Civil War, with a medicinal garden planted by members of the Dolley Madison Garden Club. Main Street offers a variety of eclectic shops and restaurants. Also featured are the gardens at Montpelier, a restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia using proceeds from past Historic Garden Week tours. Located nearby, tour goers will enjoy two acres of formal gardens as well as special talks, events and refreshments.

Advance Tickets:  $30 pp




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