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April Alexandria Events!

84th Annual Alexandria Historic Homes & Garden Tour April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $45 in advance; $55 day of; $25 for single site admission Various locations throughout Old Town Alexandria 703-838-5005 http://www.VAGardenWeek.org On April 22nd, five of Old Town Alexandria’s finest private homes and gardens will open to the public as part of the 84th Historic Garden Week, the oldest and largest house and garden tour in the nation. The homes will feature beautiful flower arrangements created by the members of the Garden Club of Alexandria and The Hunting Creek Garden Club, which are sponsoring the tour, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Marketplace at The Athenaeum, boutique shopping, and fine dining are just steps away. In addition, the tour ticket allows access to two Garden Club of Virginia restoration projects, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and Green Spring Gardens, in addition to other local properties of historic interest. Carlyle House Garden Day Herb & Craft Sale April 22, 2017 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Free; $5 to tour house; free tours with Alexandria Garden Day ticket Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. 703-549-2997 http://www.carlylehouse.org Come celebrate spring with the Friends of Carlyle House’s Annual Garden Day Herb & Craft Sale from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Tour Carlyle House, the actual site of the Mansion House Hospital featured in the PBS drama MERCY STREET. Purchase culinary and decorative herbs, plants, and flowers raised in Mount Vernon’s greenhouses. Bring your gardening questions to the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Enjoy live musical entertainment throughout the day, a bake sale, book sale, white elephant table, and more. Proceeds benefit Carlyle House. This event is free, however admission to the Carlyle House museum is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for Friends…

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