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Alexandria Historic Homes and Garden Tour

The Craik House on Duke Street features a formal garden that includes viburnum, spirea, abelia, camellia, hydrangea, boxwood, holly and dogwood.

The Craik House on Duke Street features a formal garden that includes viburnum, spirea, abelia, camellia, hydrangea, boxwood, holly and dogwood. Photo by Louise Krafft.

Celebrating the 81st anniversary of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, this year’s tour features five privately owned Old Town homes and gardens in the southeast quadrant plus free admission to local historic properties Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden, Carlyle House Historic Park and George Washington's Mount Vernon. The chairs of the 2014 Alexandria Historic Home and Garden Tour are Beth Eley, Maria Hopper and Lucy S. Rhame. The tour is April 26 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m

Tickets may be purchased on tour day at any of the homes and at the Alexandria Visitors Center for $40 pp. and $20 for single sites. Advance Tickets: $35 pp. www.vagardenweek.org and at the Alexandria Visitors Center, 221 King Street.