Historic Garden Week in Virginia - Newport News Tour
Historic Garden Week tours are the perfect way to enjoy Virginia's unique regions. For 8 days every spring visitors are welcomed to nearly 250 of Virginia's most picturesque gardens and private homes showcased in 31 tours during "America's Largest Open House." Historic Garden Week is sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia. Its beginning dates back to 1927 when a flower show organized by GCV volunteers raised $7,000 to save trees planted by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Today, proceeds fund the restoration and preservation of the state's significant historic public gardens. The Hampton/Newport News tour will be held April 27, 2016, by the Huntington and The Hampton Roads Garden Clubs.