- Virginia Johnson
History and gardening fans get together April 20 through 27, 2013, throughout the Commonwealth to tour gardens of houses great and small from the Tidewater area to the Highlands. The Rappahannock Valley portion of the tour will be held Tuesday, April 23, in the Fredericksburg area, including Stafford County:
"To celebrate the anniversary – this tour will feature homes that were opened 80 years ago! Featured locations include Belmont in Falmouth, Virginia, The Snowden House, Chatham, Brompton and Fall Hill. All of these properties enjoy spectacular views of the area and the Rappahannock."
Tours will be offered in different venues throughout the state through Saturday, April 27. Check out the Garden Club of Virginia's Web site for information on all the tours and check out books from the library featuring homes and gardens in the Old Dominion.
The Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg by M. Kent Brinkley and Gordon W. Chappell
Historic Virginia Gardens: Preservation Work of the Garden Club of Virginia, 1975-2007 by Margaret Page Bemiss
Jefferson's Garden by Peter Loewer
The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia: From Jamestown to Jefferson by Peter Martin
Virginia's Historic Homes & Gardens by Pat and Chuck Blackley
Washington's Gardens at Mount Vernon: Landscape of the Inner Man by Mac Griswold