Charlottesville Welcome Book Winter 2015

Historic Garden Week - April 23-30, Saturday-Saturday
James Madison's Montpelier.
Each spring, visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House." Culpeper, a scenic 25-minute drive to Montpelier, is the home to this year's local tour. Be sure to include a visit to Montpelier to enjoy the Annie duPont Formal Garden, originally designed for the Madisons by French landscaper Bizet. After William duPont's purchase of Montpelier in 1901, wife Annie duPont transformed the space into an early 20th-century formal garden. Later, Annie's daughter, Marion duPont Scott, commissioned noted landscape architect Charles Gillette to design several perennial beds. Montpelier's grounds and gardens are open to the public year-round at no charge. James Madison's Montpelier.  Opening Hours.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728 x450. 

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This season's wonderful getaway will be hosted by the following fine establishments: