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“Historic Gardens in the Gap” Home & Garden Tour in Hillsboro

“Historic Gardens in the Gap” Home & Garden Tour in Hillsboro

HILLSBORO, VA — Historic Garden Week is coming! As part of America’s largest open house, on April 21 – 22, the Leesburg Garden Club will offer a walking tour of three historic properties, a reveal of Hillsboro’s main street following significant renovation, and a celebration of Hope’s Garden, Loudoun County’s first public native plant garden.

Each year for one week in April, over 25,000 visitors worldwide tour beautiful homes and gardens across Virginia during Historic Garden Week, organized by the Garden Club of Virginia. The 2024 event encompasses 30-plus tours organized and hosted by the 48-member clubs located from the Shenandoah Valley to the beaches of the Tidewater. Nearly 200 private homes, gardens and historical sites will be open. The properties and tours are different each year, making each Historic Garden Week a unique experience.

Hillsboro, a town listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is in the forested southern gap of the Short Hill mountain range. The village is one of Loudoun County’s oldest, dating from 1752, and serves as a rest stop along the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia. From an early public school building and a 250-year-old restored colonial inn to Hillsboro’s only architect-designed home/art studio, guests will be treated to a unique glimpse into spectacular privately-owned homes and gardens only open during Historic Garden Week. The tour is in convenient proximity to eateries, wineries, and shopping opportunities, and is concurrent with Hillsboro’s “Historic Gardens in the Gap” celebration. Bartlett Tree Experts will also be featured offering free tree saplings in honor of Earth Day. And, don’t miss a stroll through Hope’s Garden.

Tour proceeds sustain the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic gardens, provide graduate-level research fellowships for building comprehensive and ongoing records of historic gardens and landscapes in the Commonwealth, and support the mission of the Garden Club of Virginia. For more information about the Garden Club of Virginia, visit

This walking tour is held rain or shine. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. To receive a tour wristband, stop at tour headquarters at the Old Stone School at 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro, VA. Advance tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased online at Day-of tickets are $55 per person and can be purchased online or at tour headquarters by cash, check, or credit card.

Posted on: March 20, 2024

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