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 Birdsong Pleasure Garden

We welcome you to our private gardens throughout the seasons.

As our guest, we hope you will enjoy each of our garden areas and feel that this is a garden of pleasure and learning…a treasure for you and for nature.

Garden design is considered to be an art in most cultures.

Pleasure Gardens were the amusement parks of Georgian England, during the 18th and 19th centuries. Pleasure Gardens allowed visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of city life while offering them a variety of picturesque gardens, strolling paths, musical concerts, al fresco dining, waterfalls, fountain displays, dancing, and even firework shows.

We consider our garden park a Pleasure Garden that weaves together, over the gentle terrain, many landscaping areas. Mountain vistas, broad garden and woodland paths, as well as unique plantings, invite you to stroll at your leisure.

Each of our garden areas are a study of textures and forms, broad vistas or intimate settings. and color. Benches, swings, and conversational areas are nestled into the garden, or under arbors, and are designed to allow the visitor a moment to rest and contemplate nature’s wonders. Statuary, sculptured hedges, urns, or finials mark the transitions between each of the garden areas.

Among our favorite garden areas are the perennial and veggie gardens. We also enjoy the herb garden, an alle’e, a shade & bonsai garden, evergreen tree areas, daylily gardens, ponds, and cooling water features.

It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.

As our guest, we hope you will enjoy the special views. Sit, relax, listen to the birds, and enjoy every part of our special garden.

If you have any landscaping or gardening questions, we are always glad to help answer your questions, or give you visual suggestions as we tour the grounds together.

We are listed as a Virginia Treasure, a significant natural and open space land.

Private Tours

During your private guided tour of Birdsong Pleasure Garden, you will receive information about the various plants, trees, shrubs and their maintenance.

Whatever questions or gardening concerns you have, can be discussed. You may take notes, write down the names of the species of plants that interest you, take pictures, and ask as many questions as you like. If you use photographs for note cards, posters, or other reprints - we would appreciate noting ‘photos taken at Birdsong Pleasure Garden’.

’‘Hands in the Dirt’‘

If you would enjoy doing more than strolling through the garden…for example, learning about pruning, planting practices, weed identification, landscaping techniques, etc., please contact us for a specific date, time, and interest.

Up Coming Events for 2020-2021

June - November, 2020-2021 ‘A Garden is a Home’ , Please call for date and time reservation. ​Butterflies, Bees, Birds and Insects make Birdsong Pleasure Garden their home. We invite you to learn about their favorite flowers, plants, trees, open areas, and water features.

September - November, 2020-2021 ‘Holiday and Welcome Wreath Workshop’, Learn to create your own wreath with Lesley Mack, Horticulturist and Head Gardener at Birdsong Pleasure Garden. Start with basic design concepts and mechanics, then receive one-on-one construction design assistance as you create your own wreath choosing from garden fresh plants. Please call for date and time reservation.

As we see what Covid-19 brings, we hope to have:

May 12th, 2021 ‘Mother’s Day Open House’, 10-5 pm, Light refreshments and garden tours available. (This is an annual event)

June 2021 ‘Afternoon Tea & Garden Tour’, 1-5 pm, Hosted by the Hill & Valley Garden Club. Sweet, savory and gluten free delicacies. Plants & gardening sales items – door prizes offered. $10 for VFGC member, $15 for non-members.

Professional Distinction: Demonstrations, Exhibition, Instruction, Public Art/Installations, Tours

Lesley and Tom Mack

Member of Trail Networks:
Page Valley Artisan Trail, site # 15

By appointment, call ahead, 540-743-9389

[email protected]



By appointment. Throughout the seasons.

$6 per person,
We are non-profit, all funds are donated to battlefield land preservation.

Phone:  540-743-9389

E-mail: [email protected]

190 Long Fort Road
Luray, VA 22835