Still a month away - I feel like I am waiting for Christmas morning. The Albemarle-Charlottesville offerings for this year's Historic Garden Week Tours sound absolutely enchanting. As do the tours in nearby Staunton. I may have to make sure to carve out time for both.
I am particularly geeked about the Greenwood Country Homes and Gardens tours - open on April 20th and 21st. They entice me with the one-two punch that always sucked me in while living near Long Island's Gold Coast - bea-you-tee-ful gardens and awesome estates. With names like Casa Maria, Bellevue, Blue Ridge Farm, Ramsay and Piedmont.
The Week's garden guide teases with some details of each garden. Birdbath gardens, picnic houses, English glass greenhouses, mysterious underground rooms under one garden, rose and boxwood parterres, stone cottages, allees of different types of trees. Reading about them is one thing - but seeing the real deal will be another experience all together. I am so there.