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 gardens, veggie garden, and orchards. We also enjoy the herb garden, an allee’, a bonsai garden, evergreen tree areas, daylily gardens, ponds, and cooling water features.
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.
During your private guided tour of Birdsong Pleasure Garden, you will receive information about the various plants, trees, shrubs, and their maintenance, if you choose.
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.
’‘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 2018
May 13th, ‘Mother’s Day Open House’, 10-5 pm, Light refreshments and garden tours available.
June 16th, ‘Afternoon Tea & Garden Tour’, 2-5 pm, Delectable scones, tea sandwiches, cakes and teas will be served in this mid-afternoon tea party.
Professional Distinction: Demonstrations, Exhibition, Instruction
Lesley and Tom Mack
Member of Trail Networks:
Page Valley Artisan Trail, site # 15
By appointment, call ahead, 540-743-9389
By appointment, please, throughout the seasons.
$6 per person, $10 per couple
190 Long Fort Road
Luray, VA 22835