Get ready for Springtime at Meander! We cannot wait for the week completely dedicated to the natural beauty of our unforgettable state. Join us in celebrating Virginia Historic Garden Week at the Inn at Meander on April 18 to 25, 2020!
Virginia Historic Garden Week is a time where historic houses join gardens and historic landmarks in opening up their spaces to the public to celebrate springtime flowers, vivid colors, and historical beauty with thousands of flower arrangements all over the state. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia, the week helps fund the restoration and preservation of over forty of Virginia’s historic public gardens and landscapes, a research fellowship program, and a Garden Club of Virginia Centennial project with Virginia State Parks.
Virginia Historic Garden Week has been an annual celebration since 1927 when the Garden Club of Virginia raised a tremendous $7,000 to save the trees Jefferson planted at Monticello. Since then, the Club has been serving as a non-profit organization with 47 member clubs and over 3,000 volunteers helping keep the Club a success bringing in over seventeen million dollars worth of contributions to keep Virginia blossoming and beautiful.
Our very own Orange County is being highlighted in Virginia Historic Garden Week for its lush foliage and beautiful historic architecture. Celebrating the centennial of the Dolley Madison Garden Club, Orange County is committed to showing off the Garden Club’s dedication to beautification, preservation, and restoration.
One of the stops featured in Orange is the former resident of James Madison’s sixth child, William Madison. Today, it is the headmaster’s residence for the Woodberry Forest School. The 18th century Federal-style home and its 40 acres of land are sure to excite those who go to visit this week!
And of course, one of the Places of Interest for the week long event is the beautiful Montpelier– just a quick drive from the Inn at Meander. In the past, proceeds from the Virginia Historic Garden Week have gone to the 2-acre restoration of the Annie duPont Formal Gardens at Montpelier. This terraced garden features some truly exquisite blooms– from peonies to Japanese irises to daylilies galore. This is a spot you will definitely want to save some time for.
With acres of blooming foliage, Meander is the perfect place to kick off Virginia Historic Garden Week. One of our guests favorite experiences when they stay at the inn is the beautiful gardens we have on our grounds. Travel through our boxwood gardens and try to spot all the birds that come to visit this spot. Find the gardens behind the Manor House as well and count all of the colors! We have 80 acres of land ready for you to explore as you fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Central Virginia. The Inn at Meander is the perfect spot for you to come back to while you’re in town for Virginia Historic Garden Week.
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