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P. Allen Smith will give a presentation at Stratford Hall April 27.

Stratford Hall’s Garden Day and Cabin Walk

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Stratford Hall will be presenting a special Garden Day and Cabin Walk event in conjunction with Historic Garden Week in Virginia. Join us on April 27, 2014, for a day of tours and presentations. Nationally known gardening expert P. Allen Smith will be giving a presentation followed by a book signing. Will Rieley, the Garden Club of Virginia’s landscape architect, will be giving a presentation on historic garden restoration. “Gardens

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    Posted on April 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Lakia Jones, 5th grade WDES, clay sculpture “Swan & Frog with Floating Flower” – 1st place

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    Posted on March 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    than Pratt was eager for guests to sample the fondue at the ‘Because I Love You’ Dinner.

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    Posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Helen Hamilton is also the author of “Wildflowers and Grasses of Virginia’s Coastal Plain.”

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    Posted on October 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

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    Posted on September 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

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    Posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:01 am

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