Event — Montpelier: James and Dolley Madison’s Home

Visit Montpelier during Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

Where: James Madison’s Montpelier

11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Saturday, April 29, 2017

Make Montpelier’s beautiful gardens and grounds – free and open to the public – part of your Historic Garden Week.

Details: 

Virginia’s Historic Garden Week

Each spring, visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.” This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members.

Orange County is Featured on April 22

All of the featured homes and gardens are close by to Montpelier!
Who would have thought that three homes built in the Greek Revival style by the master builder Major William A. Jennings could be found in the tiny hamlet of Orange (pop. 10,670 only in 1850)? The style, harkening back to classic Greek architecture, was appreciated in the mid-1800s for being an expression of local nationalism and civic virtue, free of aristocratic and church associations. In addition, Spotswood Lodge, an 1850s farmhouse recently converted into a bed and breakfast, is open for tour. The Market at Grelen Nursery is day-of ticket purchase location for the Orange Historic Garden Week tour. To purchase tickets for a tour of the Orange County homes and gardens, or tours on any day at any location, click here.
Cost: Free (Tickets for Virgina’s Historic Garden Week are available here.)