Maymont Flower & Garden ShowEnter a world...


Maymont Flower & Garden Show

Enter a world of emerald forests and magical meadows as "Once Upon a Garden" blooms at the 1999 Maymont Flower & Garden Show today through Sunday at the Richmond Centre in Richmond, Va. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Virginia's premier horticultural event as you stroll through gardens of floral fantasy and fairy tales created by the area's landscape designers. Shop the Garden Marketplace and hear gardening tips and tales from the experts. New this year is an authentic English garden designed by Marney Hall, a gold-medal winner at last year's Chelsea Flower Show in England.

The Richmond Centre is at 400 E. Marshall St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today-Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 at the door, $18 for two-day pass, and $30 for a four-day pass. Proceeds benefit Maymont, Richmond's 100-acre Victorian country estate. Call 804-358-7166.

International Water Tasting

More than 90 municipal, bottled and sparkling waters from across the country and around the globe, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy, France, Romania, Norway and Belgium, compete for the honor of best water Saturday at the Coolfont Resort in the historic spa town of Berkeley, W.Va. For the first time in its nine-year history, the event features an international entrant in the municipal category -- Qunaitra, Syria. The competition offers the public a chance to taste along with a panel of media judges. Additionally, all around town, shops and restaurants offer water-tasting specials and events.

The municipal water competition starts at 3:30 p.m.; sparkling and still bottled waters compete at 7:30 p.m. A reception and awards presentation is scheduled for 9 p.m. Admission is free. Call 800-447-8797.

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