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Below the lower terrace are a formal boxwood PARTERRE GARDEN and a BOXWOOD ALLEE complemented beautifully by colorful roses and BLOOMING bulbs.

Step out from the sunroom and onto expansive patios with multiple activity and seating areas surrounded by lush blooming borders with spectacular mountain views. A side patio beneath a large portico and white pillars is the perfect place for outdoor entertaining. Multiple fireplaces in the gardens add to the opportunities to enjoy cooler evenings out of doors. A favorite for the children is the pool where they can splash or take a break in the shade beneath the pergola. They love to “pet” the marble sculpture, but there is no way they can pull it down, as it weighs 1,000 pounds. The charming kitchen garden, filled with herbs, vegetables and flower-filled borders, and a playhouse, make this a perfect spot for family time. Below the lower terrace are a formal boxwood parterre garden and a boxwood allee complemented beautifully

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by colorful roses and blooming bulbs. Many varieties of hellebores, hostas, daffodils and lily of the valley brighten the driveway that leads to the garage. Quaker Cottage, at top left, dates back to the 1800s and sits quietly on the property for extra guest quarters— charmingly ensconced in the blooms of a lovely Williamsburg-inspired garden. Nearby is a small cemetery, home to two graves dating back to 1797 and nine unmarked graves. A horse estate at heart, Fox Ridge’s lovely pastoral scenes greet visitors around every corner. At bottom left, the dark bay horse—the owner’s fox hunter—and the little sorrel pony, also a fox hunter with a child astride her, look forward to welcoming all guests on the 2017 Garden Week Tour. Albemarle’s Historic Garden Week Tickets are available for $45. For more information, visit vagardenweek.org. ~

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Wine & Country Living Spring 2017  

Wine & Country Living Spring 2017