Ideal weather graces this year’s Garden Week tour
"It was a fantastic day," tour chair Tish Grant said. "The weather certainly cooperated and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time … I can’t remember a day better than that one."
Though she said no estimate has been determined on the number of people who attended the four homes in Mathews, attendance was up from recent tours. "We had a very good crowd," Grant added.
She said no major issues were reported during the tour, except maybe that the shuttle buses took a bit long to load and unload visitors.
One of the favorite stops was the Samarkand gardens, said Grant, who made that her last stop of the day. "It was so beautiful, I didn’t want to leave," she said. "I can’t think of anything better than sitting in the shady (area there) with a glass of lemonade and a cookie."
Other stops on Saturday’s tour included the historic homes Magnolia, Springdale and Buckley Hall.
Grant said the visit of the Godspeed at Williams Wharf was a huge hit over the weekend. "I heard Williams Wharf was totally sold out of lunches and people were lining up to get on the ship all three days," she said.