Tuesday, March 11, 2008
After too much cold weather, spring is finally here! Find the sure cure for cabin fever by joining us for Historic Garden Week in Virginia, April 19 - 27, 2008, the 75th anniversary tour season.
Visit Charlottesville, stay with us at The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm and drink in the springtime beauty of Central Virginia. The Charlottesville area gardens that will be open include:
*Morven open on Saturday, April 19 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been open for Garden Week since 1933.
*Greenwood Country Homes and Gardens will be seen Sunday and Monday, April 20 (1 - 6 p.m.) and 21 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
*The University of Virginia Gardens, including the Pavillion homes and gardens and Carr's Hill, the private home of the University President and Mrs. John T. Casteen, will be open on Tuesday, April 22 (10 a.m - 5 p.m.).
As the nation's oldest and largest statewide tour, Garden Week, throughout the state, will present four centuries of Virginia's rich heritage with more than 30 house and garden tours across the Commonwealth. Properties on the tour range from farmhouses to city houses; historic manors to new-millennium villas; formal to informal - from the Chesapeake Bay to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
You may find schedule and ticket information at www.VAGardenweek.org or at the Charlottesville Garden Club site at www.gardeninginvirginia.org.
Virginia Festival of the Book
March 26 - 30
This post is for book lovers everywhere! Set aside a day or two or more in late March to indulge your reading habit, meet fellow bookaholics and rub elbows with famous authors.
You will need a peaceful place to stay and Sugar Hollow is just the spot on 70 scenic acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In honor of the Festival at the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm we are offering a special rate of 10% per-night discount for anyone staying 2 nights or more from March 26 through March 30.
This 16th annual book festival brings together writers and readers to celebrate reading, literacy and literary culture. The five days of mostly free literary events are open to the public.
Walter Mosley, Mike Farrell, Roger Mudd, Jan Karon, Adriana Trigiani, Homer Hickam and many others. Essayists, poets, novelists, mystery writers, business writers, political writers, science writers, historical writers, children's writers -- there are authors and topics of interest for everyone.
Interested in others' opinions of the Festival of the Book? Check out this blog.
Interested in meeting the authors? You might enjoy the Authors Reception. This is one of the few ticketed events -- and well worth it!
Authors Reception - ($25)
Sat. March 29 - 6 – 7:30 PM
Enjoy an evening of fine food and socializing with Festival of the Book authors at Carr's Hill, Home of U.Va. President. Purchase your ticket.
You deserve a break! Check out the interesting book events at the Festival and plan your stay with us during the last week of March. You'll be glad you did!