Welcome Book Spring Summer 2020

Fun Especially for Families

See Charlottesville by hopping aboard the free trolley and cruising the Historic Downtown area and the University of Virginia’s Corner. The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society’s walking tours will regal you with tales of local heroes like Lewis and Clark. UVA offers tours, starting at the Pantheon-inspired Rotunda and families of young children won’t want to miss the Virginia Discovery Museum or McGuffey Park. For outdoor play, visit Shenandoah National Park, now celebrating 75 amazing years. Go to CharlottesvilleFamily.com for a calendar of events and be sure to visit use the following resources on your next trip to Charlottesville.

Carter Mountain, Chiles and Spring Valley Orchards

Spring Valley Orchard has juicy cherries from May through June. With springtime strawberries, summertime peaches, and autumn apples and pumpkins, Chiles Peach Orchard is open three seasons out of the year! Find veggies lovingly grown by our neighbors, local crafts and photography, fresh goodies baked in our kitchen, and our own homegrown fruit here. Enjoy Carter Mountain year 'round with delivered-to-the-door fruit butters, jams, gourmet foods, and gift items.  Shop our Online Orchard and visit chilesfamilyorchards.com for more information.


Families visiting Charlottesville on their vacation will love the events and resources found in CharlottesvilleFamily's Bloom magazine, everything from fun to fill an afternoon to practical help like babysitters and pediatricians. CharlottesvilleFamily's Bloom is an award-winning bimonthly magazine dedicated to serving families in Charlottesville-Albemarle with engaging feature stories on parenting, education, health and recreation as well as useful resources designed to help "Make Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun."


John Paul Jones Arena

John Paul Jones Arena is a community staple in Charlottesville and at the University of Virginia. It is the largest indoor entertainment venue in the Commonwealth. The arena is home to the UVA Men’s & Women’s basketball teams and hosts a variety of events including concerts, family shows and private events. JPJ has hosted Dave Matthews Band, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, KISS,  MercyMe and many more! Located at 295 Massie Road right next to Barracks Road, the venue is at a convenient destination for students and the C’ville community.  New events are consistently being announced so visit johnpauljonesarena.com to learn more and see what shows are coming to Charlottesville!


Virginia Historic Garden Week 2023

Virginia Historic Garden Week is nearly here and we’ve created some beautiful new stories for garden lovers! Being an enthusiastic gardener myself I thought that you would also enjoy these new stories. It would be really helpful for the Garden Club if you could share links. I have pasted links to the stories below - please let me know if you need any technical assistance and I will try to help. Please share on your website, in emails and on social media. Virginia Historic Garden Week is the largest state tour in the country and the money raised supports many wonderful restoration projects and environmental projects in our community so please show your support by sharing the news. 

Thank you so much & Happy Spring Gardening!

Highlights of the Virginia Historic Garden Week Tours Around the State

This Year Marks the 90th Anniversary of Historic Garden Week

Exclusive Rooms and a Photo Tour of Upper Bundoran, a beautiful home on the Albemarle-Charlottesville tour of Virginia Historic Garden Week