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December 14, 2010

Colonial Williamsburg’s Colonial Garden and Nursery Provide Ready-made Holiday Decorations for Inside and Outside Your Home

Colonial Williamsburg’s Colonial Garden and Nursery offers the convenience of ready-made, fresh wreaths, swags, centerpieces and other garden items for your home this holiday season.

Undecorated white pine wreaths start at $20, Fraser fir wreaths start at $22 and boxwood wreaths begin at $25. Decorated boxwood, Fraser fir and white pine wreaths start at $65.

Five yards of white pine roping to adorn pillars, porches or stairs of your home are only $9.

A variety of centerpieces can go from the garden to tabletop for $35-$100.

Looking for something decorative but a little bit different? Ivy topiaries are popular. Ivy topiaries in a clay pot are $14 and ivy cone topiaries are $21.

The Colonial Garden and Nursery carries the supplies for do-it-yourself holiday decorations. Apple cones, iron mantel forms, round forms and centerpiece forms are available. In addition, guests can purchase oasis blocks, oasis cages, oasis adaptors, picks, floral wire and floral tape. Dried flowers such as baby’s breath, cardoons, cockscomb, larkspur, rosehips and strawflowers and dried fruits such as pomegranates, apple, lime, orange and quince slices also are available for purchase.

The books, “Colonial Williamsburg Decorates,” “Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg,” “Williamsburg Christmas,” inspire holiday decorations for the home.

Guests can receive advice on making holiday decorations by asking volunteers stationed at the Colonial Garden and Nursery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Weather permitting.

Looking for gifts for the gardener? The Colonial Garden and Nursery carries gifts inspired by the 18th century. The newest selections are colonial-era garden tools including large and small trowels and a dibble, a device that puts a hole in the ground for seeds or bulbs.

The Colonial Garden and Nursery illustrates the untold story of Williamsburg’s professional gardeners. Located on Duke of Gloucester Street across from Bruton Parish Church, the Colonial Garden and Nursery features costumed gardening staff going about their day-to-day activities while educating guests on 18th-century Virginia gardening, tools and techniques.

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. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation.

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 www.history.org.

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121



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