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4 Mathews homes on Garden Week tour

Four Mathews homes will be open all day Saturday for the local segment of Historic Garden Week in Virginia. They are Samarkand, Riverlawn, The Cottage and Eastham, and all are detailed in this week’s Section C of the Gazette-Journal.

The local tour is sponsored by the Garden Club of Gloucester and Mathews. Tickets were sold in advance and are sold out, according to the website for Garden Week.

Many other local historic sites are open to visitors on Saturday, and these are also discussed in related articles.

Historic Garden Week raises funds for restoration and preservation of more than 50 historic public gardens and landscapes throughout Virginia. More than 100 sites are open this year in the annual tour which begins Saturday and continues statewide through Saturday, April 30. For details, visit

Name change

Those familiar with the annual tour may notice that the name of the local sponsoring club has changed.

The Garden Club of Gloucester, a communit...

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