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June 18, 2010

New “Herbs in the Garden” Tour Joins Familiar Favorites in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area

Colonial Williamsburg introduces a new garden program this summer. Herbs in the Garden highlights growing herbs and how they were used by the colonists. Beginning June 22, the tour runs each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. through Aug. 31. Reservations are required for this event. Admission is included in all Historic Area admission passes.

Colonial Williamsburg also offers familiar favorites. Gardens of Gentility shows how gardens reflected status and wealth in the 18th century. This tour takes place at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays through Sept. 3. Admission is included in Historic Area admission passes.

Through the Garden Gate focuses on the historic documents and archaeological evidence used in creating the Historic Area gardens. The tour is offered at 9:15 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 4. Admission is included in all Historic Area admission passes.

Meet the Gardener is held at the Prentis Store at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays starting June 17 through Sept. 2. Guests meet with landscape volunteers to ask questions and learn about period plants and their care in a Historic Area garden. No admission ticket is required for this event.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

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