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Tuesday April 29, 2014
Hosted by The Lynchburg Garden Club and the Hillside Garden Club.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This tour highlights homeowners who are landscape architects and artists. Each home has something special to offer. The styles of the homes vary from one that emphasizes heirloom antiques to another filled with treasures found while traveling in Europe. Another features art deco decor with a contemporary vibe. The gardens are all vastly different and include informal, formal and cottage gardens. The 5 private homes are all located within a three-mile radius.
Of special interest is Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer’s house museum and garden, which is also included on the tour. The garden has been awarded the Common Wealth Award by the Garden Club of Virginia two times. International recognition followed with praise for the restoration in the British publication Historic Gardens Review in its summer 2011 issue. The garden has been featured twice in Southern Living magazine and is a labor of love for the Hillside Garden Club, one of the 47 member clubs that comprises the Garden Club of Virginia.
Advance Tickets: Available at the following outlets in Lynchburg: Lynchburg Visitors Center, Kroger Boonsboro, Silver Thistle, The Farm Basket, and VA Garden Supply. Forest: Aylor’s and The Columns.
Headquarters and Luncheon Location: Oakwood Country Club on Rivermont Avenue. Lunch includes a hand-painted luncheon box painted by local artists. Prepaid reservations will be required. More information posted closer to HGW.
Advance Tickets: $25
Day of Tickets: $30
Questions? Please contact Persis Tinsley at (434) 384-1547 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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