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A garden celebration over 80-years in the making

Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:49 am

In April,  the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week celebrates 81 years of preserving Virginia’s heritage.  As a part of this celebration, the Garden Club of the Northern Neck will host its tour on Wednesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Visitors to homes in Richmond County will enjoy a mix of historic, waterfront, and restored homes.  Four of the six homes on the tour are occupied by the newest generation of the homes’ original owners (one homeowner is the tenth generation), giving a fresh look and proving that “Everything Old Is New Again.”  Another home, Sugar Hill, was recently created by combining two old houses scheduled for demolition.  The owners of Sunset, a new home, are continuing the family’s hundred-year tradition of building handmade kayaks and racing canoes.
All proceeds from this tour go to support the mission of the Garden Club of Virginia, which includes the restoration and preservation of the grounds of more than three dozen historic landmarks regularly open to the public throughout Virginia, such as the Northern Neck’s own Christ Church and Stratford Hall.
Advance tickets, available until April 23 by internet, mail, and select local outlets per person.  On tour day, tickets will be available at all six open houses and the Warsaw United Methodist Church Information Center for site admission.  Pre-ordered box lunches are also available.