Staunton is blooming! First settled in 1732, and one of the oldest cities west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Staunton has always flourished as a center of culture and beauty – especially in music, theater, dining, architecture, and gardens. Just one mile north of the vibrant historic downtown district is a quiet tree-lined neighborhood of elegant homes, many with guesthouses and cottages. These gracious residences are home to numerous gardens and courtyards - some formal, some hidden, and some intimate. This is truly a walking tour, where one can explore and enjoy these homes and bloom-filled yards. Be on the lookout for several special treats: artists painting landscapes en plein air, flower arrangers creating stunning floral presentations, and budding young classical musicians serenading you as you leisurely stroll along garden paths.
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Admission Fee: $25 in advance at www.vagardenweek.org or $35 on the day of the tour on site at any of the homes.
Proceeds from the event fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia's historic gardens, and provide research fellowships for building comprehensive and ongoing records of historic gardens and landscapes in the commonwealth