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Va. Garden Club tours Monticello, Old Town, Williamsburg

Friday - 4/15/2011, 1:29pm  ET

Elizabeth Compson
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WASHINGTON - To celebrate its 78th anniversary season, The Garden Club of Virginia is hosting Historic Garden Week across the Commonwealth starting this weekend.

More than 250 gardens, homes and historic landmarks will be open to visitors across the state during full springtime bloom.

Tour highlights include Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello in Albemarle County, James River Plantations, Colonial Williamsburg, Old Town Alexandria, Leesburg and many more.

Other clubs involved in the event are the Leesburg Garden Club and Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club that are hosting the Mount Gilead tour in Loudoun County a "Keepsake of Time, People and Art."

The statewide event begins rain or shine April 16 and runs through April 23.

To view the full schedule of events and find a tour near you, visit the club's website.

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