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Garden Week proceeds help to beautify Virginia

Garden Week is a familiar term in Gloucester and Mathews, an annual rite of spring that finds homes in the counties opened to visitors and beautifully decorated with arrangements by members of the Garden Club of Gloucester, the local sponsor.

Statewide, Garden Week is a project of the Garden Club of Virginia, of which the Gloucester club is an affiliate. The state club recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. It had to cancel Garden Week in 2020 at the outset of the COVID-19, and has brought back the venerable tour, which dates from 1929, with precautions of limited crowd size, masks and distancing.

Tricia Garner, chairman of the statewide event, said the 2020 cancellation brought uncertainty about the path forward; however, she said, “we’ve been so touched and impressed with the amazing support of our sponsors, advertisers, volunteers and homeowners, all of whom are critical to making this springtime tradition a reality.

“As soon as it became apparent we needed to cancel, ...

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