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Garden Club of Virginia Celebrates 81st Tour

This Alexandria garden will appear on the 81st Historic Garden Week tour.

This Alexandria garden will appear on the 81st Historic Garden Week tour.

House and garden tours will take place across Virginia during the 81st Historic Garden Week. Garden week runs from Saturday, April 26-Saturday, May 3.

Tour proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia's historic gardens. Each spring visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House." This eight-day statewide event provides visitors an opportunity to see gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members.

Statewide tour passes are available for $175. The Alexandria tour takes place Saturday, April 26, tickets are $35. The Vienna tour takes place Tuesday, April 29 and tickets are $25. There is a 240-page guidebook with detailed descriptions of properties on each tour. The $10 charge covers the shipping and handling cost of the book. Free copies of the guide are available at Virginia businesses, visitor centers, and some AAAs. Visit www.vagardenweek.org.