First settled in 1757 by ferry owner John Lynch, Lynchburg is located near the geographic center of Virginia and is known as the “Hill City.” Prosperous from tobacco in the 1800s, in the latter part of the 19th century Lynchburg had embraced manufacturing and was once again one of the richest towns per capita in the United States. Wealth led to the construction of beautiful, architecturally significant private homes, many located on Rivermont Avenue and Boonsboro Road. This tour features five private homes and gardens located in this fashionable area. Camp Kum-Ba-Yah, a 47-acre natural play and education space nearby, will offer conservation instruction, nature walks and reserved lunches as part of this tour.




  • Date
    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Host
    Hillside Garden Club and Lynchburg Garden Club
  • Price
    $50 pp in advance


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