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Local libraries have guides to Va. house/garden tour

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

An estimated 30,000 visitors are expected to visit the commonwealth April 26-May 3 for the 81st annual “Historic Garden Week in Virginia” house and garden tour.

Those interested in this year’s tour, also known as “America’s Open House,” will find guides at Pulaski County Library, 60 W. Third St. in Pulaski and Charles and Ona B. Free Memorial Library, 300 Giles Ave. in Dublin. A limited number of guides are available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who plan to attend the tour.

This year’s event will offer visitors an opportunity to see nearly 200 of Virginia’s most picturesque gardens at the peak of spring, and private homes featuring flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia volunteers.

Established in 1929, the tour is the nation’s oldest and largest statewide house and garden tour. Proceeds support the restoration and preservation of the grounds of many of Virginia’s most cherished landmarks, including Monticello, Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Maymont and the Pavilion gardens at the University of Virginia.

For more information about the tour, visit the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HistoricGardenWeekinVA.

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