The COVID-19 coronavirus continues to be a serious risk to our public health and impact our daily lives. Because of this extraordinary situation, the Garden Club of Virginia has made the difficult decision to cancel Historic Garden Week 2020.
It is clear that we must act responsibly and proactively to protect the well-being of our members,staff, volunteers, and homeowners as well as the 26,000 visitors who travel from all over theworld to enjoy the gardens and hospitality of Virginia.
In our 87 years, Historic Garden Week has been cancelled only once before. At that time, we were in the middle of World War II. Now, we face challenges here at home. It is important thatwe support the advice of experts, adhere to guidelines established by the CDC, and take specialcare to keep our families and communities safe and healthy.
Thank you for your support of the Historic Garden Week and the Garden Club of Virginia.
Please visit our Facebook page for more information on the homes, sponsors, and photographs about the tour.
Each spring visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House." This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable 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.
Proceeds from the statewide 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. www.vagardenweek.org