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Apr 06

Historic Garden Week Returns to Newport News April 26

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 9:09 AM by Communications Department

Six houses and seven gardens in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Newport News are open for tours on Wednesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. during this year’s Historic Garden Week. Ticket price includes the tour in addition to admission to the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, The Mariners’ Museum, and seminars on beekeeping, butterfly gardening, Garden Week 1_SCcoastal gardening, cut-flower gardening, and flower arranging.

Because no parking is available at the homes the day of the tour, there is a shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off location at Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 101 Museum Drive. The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is also the location of “The Marketplace,” which features vendors selling artwork, garden accessories, home décor, jewelry, and gift items from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the day of the tour.

The arts center is offering a $20 buffet lunch of sandwiches and side salads from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., which comes with a hand-painted box created by local artists. Lunch without the box is $15. For pre-paid lunch reservations, contact Joan Dobson at or 757-596-8175 by April 17.
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Tickets for the event purchased before 5 p.m. on April 25 are $30 per person and go up to $40 April 25-26. For detailed information about the tours and for advance ticket locations, visit or follow “Historic Garden Week – Hampton/Newport News” on Facebook. Proceeds from the Newport News tour and other tours around the state help with Garden Club of Virginia restoration and preservation projects and will fund a new initiative with Virginia’s state parks.