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Celebrate Virginia’s Historic Garden Week in the Richmond Region



Beauty in Bloom: Celebrate Virginia’s Historic Garden Week in the Richmond Region
Take advantage of lodging packages and special events

Richmond, VA (January 31) – Visitors are invited to the Richmond Region at the peak of springtime color as Virginia celebrates Historic Garden Week April 21-28. For the 79th year, the Garden Club of Virginia will offer exquisite home and garden tours. Richmond tours take place April 24-26. The five-star five-diamond Jefferson Hotel and Maury Place at Monument Bed & Breakfast, one of TripAdvisor’s top 25 bed and breakfasts of 2012, are offering special Garden Week packages, and area attractions are holding special hours and Garden Week events.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, which offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, will extend hours in celebration of Historic Garden Week on Thursday, April 26 until 9 p.m. The Garden will also offer tours of the Bloemendaal House, a historic landmark whose name means “valley of flowers,” as well as wine-tasting and live music.

Maymont, a 100-acre estate where horticulture, history and habitat collide to the delight of both children and adults, will celebrate Garden Week with the 28th annual Herbs Galore & More festival Saturday, April 28 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. This popular festival was selected as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast for April 2012 by the Southeast Tourism Society. More than 50 plant and craft vendors from the mid-Atlantic region will sell herbs, annuals, perennials, heirloom plants, vegetables, trees, herbal cosmetics, garden ornaments, delicious food and more. Additionally, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Maymont’s beloved Japanese Garden, and Garden Week visitors are invited to enjoy this magnificent oasis of Cherry Blossoms and koi.

The luxurious Jefferson Hotel’s Garden Week package includes choice of superior or deluxe accommodations, traditional Southern breakfast, Garden Week guidebook, valet parking and a signature spring floral arrangement from Blooms at The Jefferson for $225. (Price is for superior room, taxes are additional.) The Jefferson is centrally located for easy access to all the tour sites in the Richmond Region and beyond, including shopping, dining and entertainment.

Maury Place at Monument Bed and Breakfast is also offering a Garden Week special. Located in the Museum District and overlooking historic Monument Avenue, Maury Place at Monument is within walking distance to garden tours on Boulevard, as well as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, neighborhood restaurants, shopping and entertainment in Carytown, Richmond’s nine-block “Mile of Style.” The Garden Week special features Addie’s Suite and includes a gourmet breakfast, complimentary Virginia wine, beverages and snacks. Guests also receive a 10% discount coupon for shopping at selected Carytown merchants during their stay. The special is for single or double occupancy and includes three nights (April 24-26) for $499 including taxes.

Check out the Gorgeous Manors and Grand Gardens itinerary for information about additional gardens and historic homes open for touring in the Richmond Region. Sites include Agecroft Hall, a 15th-century English Tudor-style home with grounds and gardens reflecting the beautiful style of England’s Tudor and early Stuart periods, and Magnolia Grange, an 1822 plantation house noted for its distinctive architecture.



The Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (RMCVB), the official destination marketing and tourism organization for the Richmond Region, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Region to meeting planners, tour operators and leisure travelers. RMCVB operates three Visitor Centers located at the Greater Richmond Convention Center downtown, the Richmond International Airport and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Hanover County.

More than 6 million people visit the Richmond Region annually, contributing $1.75 billion to the local economy. Tourism generates nearly 20,000 jobs in the Richmond Region. For more information, visit

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