It is that time of year again to seek and discover a portion of Virginia that you may not have experienced before. Yes, Historic Garden Week is coming up April 20th through April 27. Over here in the Tidewater area of Eastern Virginia, the Garden Club of the Northern Neck is representing our region this year. The date will be Wednesday, April 24th and there are five homes and gardens, a winery, and an Anglican church dating back to 1735, that will be on display. Each have a unique feel, a few historic, a few not but all of them are located along the Great Wicomico River near Heathesville in Northumberland County. Other places of interest to visit would be Rice's Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern built in 1763; Th Reedville Fishermen's Museum, Historic Christ Church, built in 1735. A whole day of exploring awaits you.
Visit vagardenweek.org for additional information.
If you would like to come to the Garden Tour, our beautiful historic property, The Essex Inn Bed and Breakfast, built in 1840, would be the perfect "home away from home" while you tour the area. We were proud to be selected to be on the garden tour of 2011. Our inn sits a short way from the Rappahannock River and an easy and lovely countryside drive to the Heathsville area and garden tour. Our historic district location in Tappahannock offers restaurants, an interesting museum, a walking tour, antiques and shops. Give us a call, we have a special price reduction for April and would love to welcome you to The Essex Inn.