After canceling in 2020, the Historic Garden Week in Virginia is back. Slated for April 17-24, this year the historic tours will feature more than 100 private and public gardens and landscapes throughout the state. Luckily for us, six of those historic tours will take place throughout Northern Virginia.
April 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Take in the gardens at your own pace with the self-guided walking tour in Old Town. With more than a dozen homes and historical properties, the tour is anchored by The Lee-Fendall House Museum, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and The Ramsay House. The streets to these three locales will also include a variety of floral arrangements and outdoor installations to add to the ambience. // 228 S. Pitt St., Alexandria; $25
April 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Known for its luxury homes, the McLean garden scene is just as magnificent. The walking and driving tour will feature a six-acre estate with landscaped grounds, an estate with an acre of gardens, and the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Along with these stunning flowers, guests will be able to join flower-arranging demonstrations and pick up their own tree sapling for the yard. // 1288 Ballantrae Farm Dr., McLean; $35
April 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This completely outdoor tour will take guests through historic downtown. The Fredericksburg itinerary includes five different private gardens and three Garden Club of Virginia garden-restoration sites. Guests will also be amazed at the public floral decorations, demonstrations, and gardening exhibits along the way. // 500 George St., Fredericksburg; $20
April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 2-5 p.m.
Tucked away in Old Town Warrenton are the five gardens guests will be touring. The most notable property is Canterbury, which was named one of the two most beautiful homes in America in 1939. The restored home features two stone bridges, ponds, and a one-story bathhouse. // 45 Horner St., Warrenton; $20
April 23 & 24
Start your weekend off in Virginia Hunt Country. Visit two private properties, Ashleigh and White Hall, to see the diverse landscapes and open spaces of the area. Both Greek Revival houses, take in the gorgeous hydrangeas, English and American boxwood, holly trees and more. // 4133-A Rectortown Rd., Marshall; $40
April 24, 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. & 1:15-5 p.m.
Make your way to Shenandoah Valley for a look back in time in historic Clarke County. Featuring properties from the 18th century through the 20th century, guests will marvel at the rural character of the homes and gardens. Highlights of the four private properties include a Japanese garden, a restored brick stable from the Civil War era, and a private Revolutionary-era cemetery. // 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville; $40
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