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Virginia is for *Home & Garden* Lovers: Old Town’s Home and Garden Tour is Saturday, April 18 | Old Town Post | By Jennifer

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Old Town’s Home and Garden Tour is set for Saturday, April 18, 2015 (10am-4pm). The Ramsey House (221 King) has advance tickets on sale now for $40.

The Home & Garden tour is a special day out and about admiring your neighbor’s gardens, architecture, and home décor. But did you also know that:

  • “Historic Garden Week has raised millions of dollars for the restoration of public gardens across Virginia,” states Alice Martin, Home and Garden Week (HGW) Chairman.
  • Alexandria’s own Mount Vernon has benefited from HGW funds as well as Monticello and the Executive Mansion in Richmond.
  • “The Garden Club of Virginia was able to provide reliable figures estimating the cumulative impact over the last 45 years to be $425 million,” according to Lynn McCashin, Executive Director of the Garden Club of Virginia, the sponsoring organization of the country’s oldest statewide house and garden tour.
  • “It’s the largest ongoing volunteer effort in the state,” says Karen Miller, State HGW Director and Editor of the Guidebook.

This years walking tour will include 5 private Old Town homes and gardens as well as 1 private garden. Your ticket will also get you into Carlyle House and Lee-Fendall in Old Town as well as Mount Vernon and Gunston Hall. This years hosts are The Garden Club of Alexandria and Hunting Creek Garden Club. Old Town’s chairs are Catherine Bolton and Mary Elizabeth Duke. Click here for details specific to Old Town’s Home & Garden Tour. 

Hashtags for all of your social media pics include the following: #HG22314, #GCV, #GCVirginia, #HGW, #HGW2015.

If you’d like details on the home and garden tours in the rest of the commonwealth click here.


Article photo courtesy of The Harborfront Garden Club. Featured image courtesy of The Garden Club of Alexandria. 

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