Lynchburg Garden Day April 25th - A Part of Historic Garden Week in Virginia

April is a special month for the Commonwealth of Virginia and for Lynchburg! The Garden Club of Virginia hosts its much anticipated 84th Annual Historic Garden Week featuring 20 localities throughout this picturesque state. We invite you to join us in Lynchburg for our special showing on April 25, 2017 and stay to enjoy our other gardens and events.

Day 1

Enjoy your travels to Lynchburg on Monday and check into your choice of lodging. Once you’re settled, enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of our unique local favorites.  Afterwards, if you are craving something sweet we have great bakeries and ice cream shops throughout the city. Then get a good night’s rest because you will have a lot to see on the Garden Day!

Day 2

It’s Lynchburg Garden Day! Our local Garden Club chapter has worked hard to put together a glorious event we know you will enjoy. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Lynchburg will offer tours of five private homes and one charming cottage garden dating from the 1920s through the 60s. Each home has its own architectural and horticultural style giving you a sense of the diversity of each homeowner’s aesthetic. During the tour, you’re sure to get hungry and event coordinators have scheduled refreshments to be served at the Miller-Claytor House from noon to 4:00 pm, Food Trucks along the tour route and lunchboxes hand-painted by artists from the Lynchburg Art Club are available for preorder. All proceeds from this event are used for the restoration and preservation of more than forty of Virginia’s historic public gardens and landscapes, research fellowship program and centennial project with Virginia State parks. End the day with an evening of dinner alfresco.

Day 3

It was an incredible day yesterday, but there are plenty more gardens to visit! Do sleep in, though, and enjoy your cozy bed before experiencing one of the best days to dine in Lynchburg with our fabulous Brunch options.  First garden stop is the Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum to see their beautiful grounds and enjoy a little Lynchburg history as well. Close by, take in a visit to the Anne Spencer House and Garden, Lynchburg’s famous Harlem Renaissance poet, activist and teacher. Her eclectic garden was her sanctuary where she retreated to write. There are more gardens on the list! The Claytor Nature Study Center at Lynchburg College, the Avoca mansion just 45 minutes south of Lynchburg and the Awareness Garden, a place of reverence for those lost to cancer and the friends and family they left behind.

Thank you so much for visiting Lynchburg’s special day and mark your calendar for next year’s Historic Garden Week in Virginia and another round of beautifully appointed homes in Lynchburg.   Safe Travels!