Historic Garden Week Features Yorktown on Wed April 27th – and there will be a Farmers market too!

Historic Garden Week Features Yorktown on Wed April 27th – and there will be a Farmers market too!

In addition to a tour of the Yorktown Gardens, there will be a mid-week market Wednesday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and come see Historic Garden Week – Hampton/Newport News, snap a picture in front of the new Love Letter decorations. Celebrate Historic Garden Week at Yorktown!

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Two Sessions 10 am – 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm

River views, village gardens, colonial and revolutionary history—this Yorktown tour includes a variety of homes, landscapes, and historic structures. In the charming village, two homes, one new and one recently renovated, will delight inside and out. Another, perched high on the York River bluff, provides a relaxing venue with stunning views. Horticulture enthusiasts will enjoy the gardens surrounding a 1920s bungalow. History buffs can visit the room where the terms of surrender by General Cornwallis to Generals Washington, Rochambeau and Admiral Comte de Grasse were negotiated, and tour the c. 1720 “Old Customs House” and colonial herb garden.

“Our club members and homeowners have been working on this tour for over two and a half years,” says Yorktown Tour Chair Val Bowen.  “Now that it is safe for our tour guests and homeowners, we can’t wait to share these beautiful homes, the thoughtfully created gardens, the ever-popular flower arrangements, and the picturesque riverside community of Yorktown.” 

Tour day’s special activities include homeowner and artist Tensley Raithel painting en plein air in her garden and the community of Yorktown’s Historic Garden Week Market.  Visitors to the tour can snap pictures at the giant floral-decorated LOVE sign next to the Yorktown Freight Shed on the banks of the York River.

For the second year, tickets for the Hampton-Newport News: Yorktown Tour are available exclusively on-line at vagardenweek.org.  Visit the website for more information on the Hampton-Newport News: Yorktown Tour, other tours throughout Virginia and the restoration sites funded by Historic Garden Week ticket sale proceeds.



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