Roanoke, sheltered in the southernmost end of Virginia's pristine Shenandoah Valley, boasts Southern charm, a temperate, four-season climate, and remarkably, a mountain centered within its city limits. High along the banks of the Roanoke River, Mill Mountain stands as a beacon, welcoming visitors with an 88-feet-tall, man-made, illuminated star. The Blue Ridge Parkway weaves along the mountain, hiking trails criss-cross it and neighborhoods—old and new—nestle against the base of its tree-filled slopes. This driving tour on the last day of Historic Garden Week features an early-spring collection of private gardens in the neighborhoods that dot the foot of this natural elevation. A bonus: the newly renovated Mill Mountain Wildflower Garden at the very top of Mill Mountain. Each garden is unique in size and style, yet they are all nurtured by ardent gardeners who use plants, water features and ornamentation to bring their artistic visions to life.


  • Date
    Saturday April 24, 2021
    Morning Tour: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Afternoon Tour: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Host
    Roanoke Valley Garden Club and The Mill Mountain Garden Club
  • Price
  • Tour Headquarters
    2000 J.B. Fishburn Parkway, Roanoke, Virginia, 24014
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