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A beautiful day for Garden Week tour

The traditional Historic Garden Week house and garden tour in Gloucester and Mathews usually draws a crowd, but this year the event was capped at 320 tickets and split into morning and afternoon tour sessions.

Although it was a bit unusual, there were no crowds, no lines, little waiting and no problems finding a parking spot on Saturday. Those who were fortunate enough to have a ticket experienced an unhurried and beautiful day to visit four worthy homes and their grounds.

“Planning our Historic Garden Week tour this year in the midst of a pandemic was touch and go,” said tour chairman Lynn Manning. “Our planning team had to re-imagine many of the traditional processes that we take for granted, such as social distancing and capping the number of tickets sold.”

“In the end, the Garden Club of Gloucester delivered a spectacular, safe and enjoyable signature tour that exceeded all expectations. Of course, pair that with exceptional homes and beautiful weather, and we had a t...

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