Screen shot 2010-03-24 at 3.40.40 PMIn its 77th season, the Virginia Historic Garden Week showcases more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historical landmarks. Three dozen tours visit some of the nation’s most beautiful properties during the peak of Virginia’s springtime color. Highlights for this year include the countryside in the Albemarle County/Charlottesville region that Thomas Jefferson called “Little Eden,” the Morven Estate Gardens and House, historic properties linked to George Washington and Robert E. Lee, a number of historic James River plantations, and Monticello.

Get a taste of history as you explore various architectures and gardens, from water gardens to cottage gardens to even secret gardens.