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By Barbara and Ken Beem, For The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
Visitors celebrating Virginia's 80th Historic Garden Week at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont might not immediately see a connection to Baltimore. The American painter, known for his portraiture, hailed from Detroit. His home, recognized as a National Historic Landmark, is just outside Fredericksburg, Va. It is Melchers' wife, Corinne, who provides the link. Born into a socially prominent Baltimore family in 1880, she married the middle-aged Melchers when she was in her 20s. So what was a nice Baltimore girl doing in Falmouth, Va.?
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By Barbara and Kenneth Beem, For The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
The Gari Melchers Home & Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth, Va. Call 540-654-1844 or go to garimelchers.umw.edu. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesday. The estate is one of the homes taking part in The Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week, through April 27. Garden tour tickets vary in price, ranging from $15-$40. For a detailed schedule, go to vagardenweek.org or call 804-644-7776. Getting there Fredericksburg is served by Amtrak. It is about a two-hour drive from Baltimore.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | April 17, 1994
The season for house and garden tours is here, and next weekend will be especially busy with tours listed in Virginia, West Virginia and Washington.Historic Garden Week in Virginia opens Saturday for a full week of house and garden tours -- 37 separate tours throughout the state. It is billed as "America's Largest Open House," with more than 250 handsome homes, plantations, farms, townhouses and historic sites open to the public, the country's oldest garden and a world-class horse farm. Block tickets range in price from $7 to $20 or from $2 to $5 for individual homes.
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By Barbara and Ken Beem, For The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
Visitors celebrating Virginia's 80th Historic Garden Week at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont might not immediately see a connection to Baltimore. The American painter, known for his portraiture, hailed from Detroit. His home, recognized as a National Historic Landmark, is just outside Fredericksburg, Va. It is Melchers' wife, Corinne, who provides the link. Born into a socially prominent Baltimore family in 1880, she married the middle-aged Melchers when she was in her 20s. So what was a nice Baltimore girl doing in Falmouth, Va.?
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | April 16, 1995
Private homes and gardens in Maryland and Virginia are being groomed to perfection before they open to the public next weekend. The 58th annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage offers tours in five counties and Baltimore City from Saturday through May 6. Historic Garden Week in Virginia runs Saturday through April 29.Green and white tour markers are a familiar sight on Maryland's byways in late April and early May. These markers point the way to some...
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | April 11, 1993
Spring is the season for house and garden tours. One of the first finds tour-goers heading south for Historic Garden Week in Virginia from Saturday through April 25. Billed as "America's Largest Open House," Garden Week celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with 35 tours scheduled over the nine-day period. Over the years, more than $5 million has been raised by the Garden Club of Virginia to restore historic gardens and grounds in Virginia.Two hundred eight of the state's private homes will be open for tour along with 50 historic landmarks, some of which are still maintained by descendants of their original Colonial builders.
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March 31, 2002
Who doesn't love spring? Buds on the trees, blooms in the ground -- it's a color fest. And what better way to enjoy the spectacle than at these garden shows and tours? * Through April 28 -- A Million Blooms at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Va. The garden offers tours, demonstrations, musical performances and gardening advice. (www.lewisginter.org; 804-262-9887) * April 6-7 -- Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour, Chapel Hill, N.C. Sponsored by the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the tour features eight classically Southern private gardens filled with perennial blooms and various plant varieties.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | April 19, 1992
Visitors from all over the country are flocking to Virginia for Historic Garden Week, considered to be the oldest and largest house-and-garden tour in the United States. The annual event, in its 59th year, opened yesterday in Hanover and Southampton counties, and it will continue daily through next Sunday, visiting more than 200 private homes and gardens in 33 areas of the state.The Garden Club of Virginia, sponsor of the tour, has raised more than $5 million from past events. Funds have been used to improve and restore the grounds of many of the state's historic landmarks, including Monticello, General Robert E. Lee's birthplace at Stratford, Va., Kenmore Plantation in Fredericksburg and Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood | April 14, 1991
Many house and garden enthusiasts will flock toward Virginia this week, where the Garden Club of Virginia will host its 58th Historic Garden Week, called the oldest and largest house and garden tour in the country. This year's tour visits more than 200 private houses and gardens in 33 areas of the state from Saturday through April 28. Block tickets range in price from $5 to $15 per tour.Homes in Old Town Alexandria will be featured during one of the tours on opening day. Five privately owned homes, three gardens, a residence adapted to a business and five museums can be seen from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tea will be served at the Athenaeum.
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By Randi Kest and Randi Kest,Contributing Writer | February 7, 1999
By late next month, the air will finally begin to fill with the sweet scents of spring. As the breeze slowly warms, crocus, tulips and daffodils will sprout from softened ground, and red maples, dogwoods and forsythia will start to bud. Grass will begin its slow transformation to green. The birds that wintered quietly in their nests or traveled farther south will gradually reappear, first the fox sparrows, then the robins and eventually the bluebirds. They bring with them their bright colors splashed on a still-gray background and their light-hearted songs.
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March 31, 2002
Who doesn't love spring? Buds on the trees, blooms in the ground -- it's a color fest. And what better way to enjoy the spectacle than at these garden shows and tours? * Through April 28 -- A Million Blooms at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Va. The garden offers tours, demonstrations, musical performances and gardening advice. (www.lewisginter.org; 804-262-9887) * April 6-7 -- Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour, Chapel Hill, N.C. Sponsored by the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the tour features eight classically Southern private gardens filled with perennial blooms and various plant varieties.
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By Randi Kest and Randi Kest,Contributing Writer | February 7, 1999
By late next month, the air will finally begin to fill with the sweet scents of spring. As the breeze slowly warms, crocus, tulips and daffodils will sprout from softened ground, and red maples, dogwoods and forsythia will start to bud. Grass will begin its slow transformation to green. The birds that wintered quietly in their nests or traveled farther south will gradually reappear, first the fox sparrows, then the robins and eventually the bluebirds. They bring with them their bright colors splashed on a still-gray background and their light-hearted songs.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | April 16, 1995
Private homes and gardens in Maryland and Virginia are being groomed to perfection before they open to the public next weekend. The 58th annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage offers tours in five counties and Baltimore City from Saturday through May 6. Historic Garden Week in Virginia runs Saturday through April 29.Green and white tour markers are a familiar sight on Maryland's byways in late April and early May. These markers point the way to some...
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | April 17, 1994
The season for house and garden tours is here, and next weekend will be especially busy with tours listed in Virginia, West Virginia and Washington.Historic Garden Week in Virginia opens Saturday for a full week of house and garden tours -- 37 separate tours throughout the state. It is billed as "America's Largest Open House," with more than 250 handsome homes, plantations, farms, townhouses and historic sites open to the public, the country's oldest garden and a world-class horse farm. Block tickets range in price from $7 to $20 or from $2 to $5 for individual homes.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | April 11, 1993
Spring is the season for house and garden tours. One of the first finds tour-goers heading south for Historic Garden Week in Virginia from Saturday through April 25. Billed as "America's Largest Open House," Garden Week celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with 35 tours scheduled over the nine-day period. Over the years, more than $5 million has been raised by the Garden Club of Virginia to restore historic gardens and grounds in Virginia.Two hundred eight of the state's private homes will be open for tour along with 50 historic landmarks, some of which are still maintained by descendants of their original Colonial builders.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | April 19, 1992
Visitors from all over the country are flocking to Virginia for Historic Garden Week, considered to be the oldest and largest house-and-garden tour in the United States. The annual event, in its 59th year, opened yesterday in Hanover and Southampton counties, and it will continue daily through next Sunday, visiting more than 200 private homes and gardens in 33 areas of the state.The Garden Club of Virginia, sponsor of the tour, has raised more than $5 million from past events. Funds have been used to improve and restore the grounds of many of the state's historic landmarks, including Monticello, General Robert E. Lee's birthplace at Stratford, Va., Kenmore Plantation in Fredericksburg and Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg.
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By Barbara and Kenneth Beem, For The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
The Gari Melchers Home & Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth, Va. Call 540-654-1844 or go to garimelchers.umw.edu. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesday. The estate is one of the homes taking part in The Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week, through April 27. Garden tour tickets vary in price, ranging from $15-$40. For a detailed schedule, go to vagardenweek.org or call 804-644-7776. Getting there Fredericksburg is served by Amtrak. It is about a two-hour drive from Baltimore.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN STAFF | April 6, 1997
Oella Mill's antiques rowA new one-stop shopping spot for antiques and collectibles lovers has opened in Ellicott City. Antique Row at the Mill, located in Oella Mill, specializes in country and primitive antiques. The shops include Finders Keepers (left), Shoemaker's Country Collection, Chesapeake Collectibles and Ampersand. Four more shops are scheduled to open May 1. Also in the historic mill are Dorfman Museum Figures, Village Market Crafts and the Mill River Cafe.To get to Oella Mill from Main Street in Ellicott City, cross the river and turn left on Oella Avenue.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood | April 14, 1991
Many house and garden enthusiasts will flock toward Virginia this week, where the Garden Club of Virginia will host its 58th Historic Garden Week, called the oldest and largest house and garden tour in the country. This year's tour visits more than 200 private houses and gardens in 33 areas of the state from Saturday through April 28. Block tickets range in price from $5 to $15 per tour.Homes in Old Town Alexandria will be featured during one of the tours on opening day. Five privately owned homes, three gardens, a residence adapted to a business and five museums can be seen from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tea will be served at the Athenaeum.
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