June 12, 2024
90th Annual Historic Garden Week: April 15 Tour in Alexandria

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, five of Aged Town Alexandria’s finest private houses and gardens will open up to readers as component of the 90th yearly Historic Garden Week in Virginia, the oldest and premier household and garden tour in the nation.

The Old Town Alexandria tour, a one particular-day-only function structured and hosted by the Backyard garden Club of  Alexandria and The Hunting Creek Yard Club, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This going for walks tour nevertheless Old City Alexandria enables unusual glimpses into non-public residences and  gardens nestled along the tree-lined streets of the Historic District of Outdated Town. The five properties on tour characteristic exceptional historic restorations and inspiring architectural design and will showcase stunning floral preparations designed by backyard club users.  

“We are thrilled to welcome readers to our tour in Previous Town Alexandria, which highlights  gorgeous homes and gardens that have been lovingly restored and current,” reported tour co-Chair Barbara Warder. Warder even further extra, “We are grateful to the generous  home owners who are opening their houses for the tour – some for the very first time ever.” 

Amid the houses on tour is the Dr. William Brown Dwelling, in which George Washington frequently visited. The dwelling integrates initial attributes from Dr. Brown’s era, which includes a 1790 hand-hewn stone sink and bake oven, into exceptional up-to-date interiors and exteriors. 

Also on tour are impressive examples of Federal and Greek Revival architecture, and  neighboring body properties that offer a sense of working day-to-day everyday living in 18th century Old Town  Alexandria. The several treasures in these properties include things like period of time antiques, first artwork,  and noteworthy garden functions.  

“The lovely gardens and floral arrangements are certain to encourage on tour day. Visiting  these households and discovering Outdated Town Alexandria is the perfect way to spend a Saturday in April,” stated tour co-Chair Katherine Murphy.

 In addition, the tour ticket will allow obtain to two Backyard garden Club of Virginia restoration assignments, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and Inexperienced Springs Gardens, and to other local spots of desire.

See excursions statewide listed here.

Tickets are available on EventBrite for $55, furthermore a $3.55 cost. Your ticket acquire immediately supports the Back garden Club of Virginia’s get the job done to restore and preserve historic public gardens in Virginia, as properly as a fellowship program in landscape architecture. 

Take a look at the Historic Backyard garden 7 days website for ticket information.