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Spring has officially sprung in Northern Virginia! The April showers have worked their magic and Loudoun County’s finally in full bloom.

So, it’s the perfect time to grab your best {buds} and treat yourselves by {growing} to the garden celebrations happening this weekend! Discover the natural wonders of Loudoun County that are blossoming left and right.

Can you feel the flower power?

 

Gardens in The Gap

Usher in spring with a weekend spent in The Gap! 

Hillsboro's iconic Gardens in The Gap weekend kicks off Friday, April 26 with the Gardens in The Gap Artisan & Plant Fair on the grounds of the historic Old Stone School. That evening, enjoy a very special Eat, Drink & Be Literary! evening with "Founding Gardners" best-selling author, Andrea Wulf.

Stay for Saturday, April 27, when four historic estates open their gardens to visitors. And, be sure to make your reservations for an elegant southern tea with delicious bites and beautiful views!

 

29th Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival

The Flower and Garden Festival is not just about flowers—or gardening! The festival has many different parts and pieces, and that’s what makes it great for the whole family!

Sure, the Festival has lots of great plant vendors with everything from heirloom veggies to exotic orchids. But, we have so many other great finds, too! Take your time to stroll the streets and see all the treasures hidden within the event: tasty food, inspiring gift ideas and one-of-a-kind art are just a few examples of what you will find around every corner.

But, it is more than shopping—it’s a full day experience when you take in all the sights and sounds of the Festival. During your visit, be sure to visit the Main Stage to listen to some great tunes, or take the kiddos to the children’s area for some hands-on fun. Make it a point to check out the amazing landscape displays that grow up overnight—then, vote for your favorite! And, be sure to hit the Beer Garden for a sampling of the region’s finest brews. 

Get your wagon ready, and join us at the 29th Annual Flower and Garden Festival!

 

Oatlands Garden Statue

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Virginia Historic Garden Week’s Leesburg Tours: Sunday + Monday

Explore the countryside southwest of Leesburg on this driving tour of four private properties and five gardens located in Virginia’s Piedmont!

Visitors will travel down Canby Road to Lincoln and Mt. Gilead, enjoying beautiful scenery filled with rolling hills and pristine creeks. Lincoln area homes are brimming with Quaker history, while Mt. Gilead features a spectacular peony garden. Canby Road offers a grand Williamsburg reproduction home and its distinctive gardens.

Tour Headquarters will be located at the Oatlands Carriage House Museum. Tour the newly restored gardens, funded by proceeds from past Historic Garden Week tours, while there. Your ticket is good for both tour days!