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Wet weather didn’t dampen spirits at this year’s Garden Week tour

Chilly winds and a steady sprinkle didn’t deter visitors to Saturday’s Historic Garden Week tour in Gloucester and Mathews, which included four local homes and various other sites in the two counties.

Sandy Geiger, chair of this year’s event, said the tour had a really good turnout. While she had no exact figures, she said the event typically draws anywhere from 600 to 1,000 guests annually.

This year’s tour included one home in Gloucester, Nesting, as well as three in Mathews—Sandhill, Westerley and Edgewater Farm.

“Everything went extremely well,” she said. “The visitors were really pleased. There was something for everybody (and) we’re still hearing about how wonderful and varied everything on the tour was.”

Geiger said people commented positively on such attractions as the organ music at Ware Episcopal Church (this year’s tour headquarters), the collections on display at each home, and the multi-talented artists ...

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