A Grand Tour Close to Home

Join us for a Grand Tour of selected gardens in Orange and Madison counties on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Like the “Grand Tour” travelers of past centuries who embarked on journeys to broaden their knowledge of other cultures, this tour will both inspire and educate.  Gardens that follow the principles of design in the Italian Renaissance, French and English 18th and 19th century designs, as well as Chinese and Japanese aesthetics are featured on this day long adventure.

Hosted by the Dolley Madison Garden Club, the tour returns travelers to American shores with gardens that represent colonial pragmatism and American contemporary expression.  Through the lens of garden design, you will travel the world and see how beautiful gardens are created with an eye to history, and the use of plantings that bring the world home.


Tre Sorelle

1674 N. James Madison Hwy, Locust Dale


48 Madison Mills Lane, Madison Mills 

Annie DuPont Garden

The Garden at Bassett House

James Madison’s Montpelier

11350 Constitution Hwy, Montpelier Station


10078 Jacksontown Rd, Somerset

Advance Tickets: $30.00 per person at until 10am on the day of the tour.  Available locally until noon on April 22nd at The Arts Center in Orange, the Market at Grelen in Somerset, and at the Laurie Holladay Shop in Gordonsville.

Tickets: $40.00 per person available at each location on the day of the tour.  No single site admissions.  Children 6-12 are half price; children 5 and under free of charge.

Facilities: Available at parking for Tre Sorelle and at public facilities in the Town of Orange and at Montpelier.

Parking:  This is a driving tour.  Parking available at each location.  Short shuttle ride required at Tre Sorelle (masks required).

Lunch:  Lunch is available at the many excellent restaurants in Orange and Gordonsville.  Boxed lunches available by pre-order from the Market at Grelen by April 15th.  To order and for more information:

Please Note:  This is a gardens only tour and is not handicap accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes.  Properties may be visited in any order.  An adult must accompany children age 17 or younger.

Historic Garden Week map

To view the Garden Day Brochure click below:

Historic Garden Week in Orange County VA