: 4305 Sulgrave Road,
, VA 23221 (804)353-4241.
Farm & Nursery
- This Tudor and Stuart English building (circa
1485-1650), transported across the Atlantic, is set on grounds designed by
Charles Gillette featuring traditional English elements, including the brick
walls, stone walkways, and boxwood hedges Gardens include a circular fragrance
garden and a sunken garden.
: Route 608 (Longmeadow Road), P.O. Box 1109,
22939 (543)943-2315 or (800)575-5538.
House and Garden
- This retail nursery, offering 3,000
varieties of poppies, iris, peonies, daylilies and more, features display
: 1313 Pierce Street, Lynchburg
, VA 24504 (804)845-1313.
house, home to Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Bethel Spencer, features her lovely
: 1000 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville
, VA 22902-8722
- The former home of James Monroe, now belonging to the College of
William and Mary, features a formal boxwood garden and a vegetable garden.
: 224 Washington Street, Falmouth
, VA 22405 (540)654-1015.
- The elegant home of artist Gari Melchers, overlooking the Rappahannock River,
offers lovely gardens.
: 11800 John Tyler Highway, Charles City
, VA 23030 (804) 829-2431.
Ben Lomond Historic Site and Old Rose Garden
- This 1670 plantation home, one of the James River Plantations and how a bed and
breakfast, offers landscaped grounds.
: 10311 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas
, VA 20110
- The 6 acre grounds of this Federal style red sandstone house
feature the elegant "Old Rose Garden" displaying 200 bushes of 160 antique
cultivars in a geometric design.
: 12602 Harrison Landing Rd., Charles City
, VA 23030
Bon Air Park
- The birthplace of President William Henry Harrison, this historic
home features terraced gardens dug by hand before the Revolutionary War.
850 North Lexington Street at Wilson Boulevard, Arlington
, VA 22205
(703)228-6525, (703)228-4747 or (703)228-4743(TTY).
- This county park displays
both an All America Rose Selections garden (the Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden)
with 2,400 rose bushes of 157 varieties, an Azalea Garden, an Ornamental Tree
Garden, and a Wild Flower Area.
: 963 Ross Road, Lexington
, VA 24450 (540)463-2697.
- This 15 acre
forest of naturalistically planted native and ornamental trees and shrubs
includes collections of Dwarf Conifers, Magnolias, Dogwoods, Rhododendrons,
Azaleas and Japanese Maples.
: Hermitage Road and Bellevue Avenue, Richmond
, VA City Parks
Carlyle House Historic Park
- The Azalea Gardens, renamed Robert E. Harvey Memorial
Azalea Gardens, consist of a spectacular 7 acres of azaleas displayed in 76
individual beds. The
Bryan Park are working to preserve and enhance the gardens.
: 121 North Fairfax Street (Across from City
, VA 22314 (703)549-2997.
- This 1752 stone Palladian style manor
house features an extensive garden.
60 and The Country Road, Williamsburg
- This 1750 Georgian mansion, managed
by the Williamsburg Foundation, features restored gardens on the riverside.
: 624 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake
, VA 23320
- This 47 acre arboretum promotes urban forestry and education. It
displays mature trees, over half of which are over 75 years old, such as oak,
pine, maple, beech, dogwood, poplar, pawpaw, gum and eastern white pine.
: 695 Chippokes Park Rd., Surry
, VA 23883 (757) 294-3625.
gleaming antebellum mansion showcases formal gardens featuring azaleas, crepe
myrtle, boxwood and seasonal flowers.
: Route 638 just off Route
33, Middlesex County
, VA (804)758-2006.
- This 1714 restored brick church includes a church
garden with 18th century funereal art.
Box 1776, Williamsburg
, VA 23187-1776 (800)HISTORY (447-8679)
Edgar Allen Poe Museum
- This renowned
living history museum offers 90 acres of colonial gardens and greens, including
the Taliaferro-Cole Garden (bulbs, annuals and perennials), the
Governor's Palace Gardens (annual and perennial beds), the Benjamin
Powell Garden (a "wagon wheel" garden with boxwood parterres and orange
tulips), Tiered Topiary at the Chiswell-Bucktrout House, Gardens and
Topiary at the Greenhow Tenement (a green garden), The Blue Bell Garden,
and the Daylilies behind the Taliaferro-Cole Stable.
1914 E. Main Street, Richmond
, VA 22030 (804)648-5523 or (888)21E-APOE.
Edith Johnson Carrier
Arboretum and Botanical Garden
museum, celebrating the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe, includes the Enchanted
Garden, a walled garden of evergreens and flowers.
: James Madison University, University Boulevard, East Campus near
the Convocation Center, Harrisonburg
, VA 22807 (540)568-3194.
- This 125 acre
arboretum offers a host of lovely gardens, including the Herb Garden (culinary,
medicinal, fragrance/touch and ancient/medieval), the Sinclair Garden (terraced
with shrubs and perennials), the Bog Garden (acid-loving plants), the Rock
Garden, the Viette Perennial Garden (18 varieties of daylilies and 8varieties of
Siberian iris), the Drury Planting (shrubs), the Mid-Atlantic Azalea Garden,
Ballard Planting (maidenhair and more), Andrew Wood Memorial Garden (92
species), McDonald Azalea and Rhododendron (500 plants), Fern Valley (a ravine
garden), and the new Rose Garden (30 varieties of heirloom roses).
6701 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City
, VA 23030 (800)473-5075.
stunning 1937 Georgian Revival manor house is the center of this family-owned
2,500 acre farm. A formal boxwood garden and a cutting garden grace the
: Route 13, P.O. Box 460,
, VA 23410
George Washington Birthplace
- This historic 1735 white clapboard house showcases a
brick-wall-enclosed garden with massive boxwood hedges and an English-style area
of bulbs, perennials, vines, shrubs and flowering trees.
: RR 1, Box 717, Washington's Birthplace
, VA 22443
Glen Burnie Manor House
- This national monument to the birthplace of George Washington, a
re-created Virginia plantation, offers an extensive colonial herb and flower
: 801 Amherst St, Winchester
, VA (540) 662-1473.
- This 1794
Georgian brick home is ornamented by formal, landscaped grounds and gardens that
cover 25 acres. The gardens include pattern gardens, rose gardens, perennial,
herb and formal vegetable gardens, a water garden, and a Chinese Garden with a
bridge, teahouse and dragon.
: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria
, VA 22312 (703)642-5173.
Gunston Hall Plantation
- This 27 acre park advances the awareness and practice of gardening in
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Visitors are invited to stroll through 20
demonstration gardens, including those designed for shade, water conservation,
small townhouse spaces, attracting wildlife, and more. A winding, wooded
Virginia Native Plant Trail borders 2 ponds. The Horticultural Center includes
a greenhouse, a research library, and ongoing art exhibitions.
Gunston Road, Mason Neck
, VA 22079 (703)550-9220.
- This 550 acre National
Historic Landmark displays restored boxwood gardens with a central allee
ornamenting the elegant 1755 brick house.
Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center
, 2270 Ivy Road,
, VA 22903 (804)924-5161.
Holly Point Nature Park
- Developed to meet bereavement needs of
families and the therapeutic needs of patients, this 1 1/2 acre garden is a
tribute to children past, present and future as well as their families.
Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville,
VA 23043 (804)776-7200.
Huntington Park Rose Garden
This 30 acre Nature Park, co-located with a Maritime Museum, features a Wildflower Garden, Children's Garden,
Woodland Garden with azaleas and statuary, a Camellia Garden which includes hydrangeas, hostas, ice plants and annuals,
the Living Shoreline and Buffer Zone Garden (using vegetation to stabilize the embankment), the Willis Wilson Garden (planted
in red, white and blue), and a Wildflower Meadow. Accessible by water, it is the portal to the John Smith National Historic Water Trail.
9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News
, VA 23607 (757)886-7912.
Iris Hills Farm
- This 60 acre public
park with a 3 acre lake features a rose garden with more than 1,000 bushes.
: 465 Chapel Road,
, VA 22645 (540)868-2123.
James Monroe Museum
The commercial gardens of young hybridizer, Colin Campbell, Iris Hills Farm has over 300 varieties of iris for sale.
The gardens are open to the public most Saturdays in May (see website). As a hybridizer, Colin has many seedlings
still in the selection process that can be seen during a visit to the gardens. Irises at the gardens include many
cold hardy rebloomers, lots of tall bearded iris, and many dwarf (early blooming) varieties
Charles Street, Fredericksburg
, VA 22401-5810 (540)654-1043.
- This commemorative
museum and library offers a memorial garden.
Kenmore Plantation and Gardens
: 1201 Washington Avenue,
- The plantation home of George Washington's sister
highlights an elegant four-square parterre garden edged with boxwoods plus
kitchen and cutting gardens and a Wilderness Walk containing native American
: 69 Market Place, P.O. Box 193, Onancock
, VA 23417-0193 (757)
The Lee-Fendall House
- his 1799 Federal brick mansion showcases restored 19th-century style
614 Oronoco St., Alexandria
, VA 22314-2308 (703)548-1789.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
- This 1785 clapboard
house in Old Town, former home of the man who delivered Washington's funeral
oration, displays a fine garden with old chestnut trees, a rose garden, and
: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond
, VA 23228 (804)262-9887.
- Visitors will
enjoy 15 acres of lovely gardens on the historic Bloemendaal estate, including
the Grace Ardents Garden, the Henry M. Flagler Perennial Garden, the Children's
Garden the Lucy Payne Minor Memorial Garden, the Margaret Streb Conifer Garden,
the Martha and Reed West Island Garden, the Asian Valley, the Vienna Cobb
Anderson Wildflower Meadow, and more.
: 4405 Wishart
Road, Virginia Beach
, VA (757)460-1688.
MacCallum More Gardens
- A modest 1724 early colonial planter
brick house is presented by costumed interpreters and includes 5 acres of
grounds with native flowers and vegetable gardens.
: MacCallum More Museum, 603 Hudgins Street,
, VA 23924 (804)372-0502.
Mary Washington House
- Five acres of formal gardens include 8,000
boxwood, dogwood and azaleas, 8 fountains and sculpture from around the world, a
wildflower and herb garden, and an all white garden.
Charles Street, Fredericksburg
, VA 22401 (540)373-1776 or (800)678-4748.
Washington purchased this house for his mother who, felicitously, loved
gardening. Her boxwood and flower gardens have been replanted and restored.
: 2201 Shields
Lake Drive (in Byrd Park), Richmond
, VA 23220 (804)358-7166.
- This 100 acre grand
Victorian country estate is surrounded by rolling lawns in the English park
style that form a naturalistic backdrop to a series of gardens including an
Italian Garden (terraces, parterres, fountains and statuary), a Japanese garden
(45 foot waterfall, pools, raked gravel beds and stones), an European Grotto
Garden and an arboretum with several state-champion trees.
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court (Off Beulah Road), Vienna
, VA 22182 (703)255-3631.
- This 95 acre garden park features 3 lakes surrounded by weeping cherry trees and
floral displays with collections of azaleas, lilies, hostas, daffodils, and
: Riverside Park, Rivermont Avenue, P.O. Box 60,
, VA 24505 (434)847-1459.
- This townhouse, dismantled and moved to the
present location, is where Thomas Jefferson proved to his host that tomatoes
were not poisonous by eating one. The garden has been re-created.
: Route 20, P.O. Box 316,
, VA 22902 (804)984-9822.
- The legendery home of Thomas Jefferson
includes a 1000 foot long garden terrace in the nature of a botanic garden (70
species and 250 varieties of vegetables), an 8 acre fruit garden (170
varieties), the Grove (an arboretum of Jefferson's "pet trees"), 20 oval flower
beds (in the four corners of the house), the Roundabout Flower Border (a winding
walk with flowers on each side) and more.
: 11407 Constitution Highway, P.O. Box 67, Montpelier Station
- The lifelong home of James Madison is situated on 2,700
acres of rolling pasturelands, formal gardens and national landmark forest.
Gardens include the 2 acre Madison Garden (a terrace garden with a mixture of
vegetables, fruit trees, flowers, and ornamental shrubs) and the du Pont Garden
(with flower beds, shrubs, and trees, brick garden walls, statuary and
ornamental iron gates). The Big Woods trail provides access to the undisturbed
Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg
, VA 20178-7433 (703)777-2414.
Moses Myers House
- This magnificent
plantation mansion, the center of a 1,200 acre estate, is surrounded by
park-like grounds and a boxwood garden.
: 331 Bank Street,
, VA (757)664-6200.
Mount Vernon Estate and
- This elegant 1792 brick Federal style house, home of
a wealthy Jewish merchant, features an 18th century garden and is part
of the Chrysler Museum of Art.
: George Washington Parkway, Mount Vernon
, VA (703)780-2000.
The National Botanic Garden
- During a
well-deserved 6 year respite from the end of the Revolutionary War until his
election as president, George Washington re-landscaped Mount Vernon. He created
the upper garden as a pleasure garden, filled floral display. A greenhouse
housed exotic plants. The lower garden served as a vegetable garden with a small
edging of boxwood planted along several beds that can be seen today as mature
: 26175 Ticonderoga Rd.,
, VA 20152 (703)327-4424
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Opening in 2015, this remarkable garden has been 15 years in the making, which involved moving more earth than for the Hoover Dam.
A hidden beauty located in the heart of Northern Virginia, the National Botanic Garden is the East Coast's largest xeric garden
featuring low or no maintenance with color and texture year around. America's finest collection and largest bamboo garden, from
a 50 island maze in a large lake (each island with a different bamboo) to soaring groves on the sides of The Mountain.
The lakes, with over 50 islands, have many varieties of fish which support many birds, from the Bald Eagle to Cormorants,
Great Blue Herons and many smaller songbirds, not to mention a large selection of geese and ducks,
5 miles of shores, and warm shallow water and cold deep springs. Featured gardens include a Xeric Garden, Bamboo Garden, Moss Gardens, Fern Gardens, Mountain Garden, and Lakes Galore.
: 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk
, VA 23518
Oak Ridge Estate
- This State Botanical Garden, begun as a WPA project
in 1938, showcases 155 acres of gardens with one of the largest
collections of azaleas, camellias, and rhododendrons on the East Coast.
The 20 theme garden include the 3.5-acre Bicentennial Rose Garden (3.5
acre garden with more than 4,000 roses representing 250 varieties), the
Sarah Lee Baker Perennial Garden, the Four Seasons Garden, the Hofheimer
Camellia Garden (300 camellia plants), the Bunny Morgan Memorial
Wildflower Meadow, the Renaissance Garden (terraces, a reflecting pool
and statuary), the Fragrance Garden (with Braille labels), the Colonial
Garden (boxwood-edged parterres enclosing herbs and medicinal plants),
the Japanese Garden, the English Border garden, the Tropical Pavillion
(exotic plants displayed in geographical regions, Africa, Southeast
Asia, the Pacific Islands, Central and South America), the Holly Garden
(121 varieties), the Sunken Garden, the Healing Garden (medicinal
plants) and the Flowering Arboretum (17.5 acres with 366 different
flowering trees). This wonderful garden can be viewed by trackless train
or boat or on 12 miles of pathways.
: 2300 Oak
Ridge Road (Route 653), P.O. Box 636, Lovington
, VA 22922 (804)263-8676.
- This 5,000 acre estate features a 1902 Colonial
Revival mansion, a train station, a formal Italian Garden, a Rose
Garden, a Cut Flower Garden and rare Crystal Palace-style Greenhouse.
: 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg
, VA 20175
Orland E. White Arboretum
- This impressive Greek Revival mansion showcases historic restored
gardens which feature a reflecting pool, a boxwood allee leading to a Victorian
period teahouse, a rose garden, an annual cutting garden, the Anne Eustis Emmet
memorial garden, and a formal herb garden.
Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane (Route 50/17), Boyce
, VA 22620
- This 170 acre arboretum, the State Arboretum of Virginia,
features over 5,000 woody plants with 1,000 different varieties and species. It
showcases the largest variety of boxwoods in North America (it's headquarters of
the American Boxwood Society) and more than half the world's pine species as
well as collections of ginkgos, magnolia, maples, oaks, olives, roses, perennial
demonstration gardens and a culinary and medicinal herb garden.
: University of Virginia, Charlottesville
, VA 22908 (804)924-0970.
- Designed by Thomas Jefferson with the intention that the pavilion residents
(professors) would design, plant, and maintain their own gardens, the formal
gardens have been restored as the West Garden and East Garden and are cared for
by the Garden Club of Virginia.
Fine Arts Center
: 101 Museum Drive (Exit 258A from I-64), P.O. Box 6438,
, VA 23606 (757)596-8175.
Point of Honor
- Located within a 550 acre park, the Center
features a path bordered by dogwoods, azaleas and rhododendrons with benches and
Cabell Street, Lynchburg
, VA 24505 Lynchburg Museum: (804)847-1459.
Federal-era brick mansion, part of the
Lynchburg Museum System, features grounds landscaped by the Garden Club of
: Prestwould Drive (Off US 15 North of Clarksville),
P.O. Box 872, Clarksville,
VA 23927 (804)374-8672.
Red Hill Patrick Henry Memorial
- This plantation, situated on
Buggs Island Lake, offers a 1795 Georgian stone manor house, an octagonal summer
house and restored slave
buildings. The formal gardens were designed in 1796 by Lady Jean Skipwith.
: 1250 Red Hill Road (Route 2), Brookneal
, VA 24528 (804)376-2044.
- The last home and burial place of Patrick Henry, this memorial site features 7
reconstructed historic buildings, Patrick Henry's grave at the foot of his
garden, and an Osage Orange Tree which is a National Champion.
Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria
, VA 22308
Seaboard Avenue Garden
- Dating back to land patents in 1653, this historic property is
now home to the American Horticultural Society. The lovely gardens include
America's Front Yard Garden, the Geroge Harding Memorial Azalea Garden, the
Dogwood Collection (Virginia's state tree), the Wildlife Garden (a pond and
plants attractive to birds), the Long Border (shade tolerant plants), the Rose
Garden (All- America Selection winners), the Herb Garden, the Franklin Grove
(franklinias), the Display Gardens, the Children's Gardens, the American
Hemerocallis Society collection (100 daylily cultivars), the Garden Calm
(shrubs, trees, and perennials that prefer full or part shade), the Perennial
Border, and the Orchard, with more gardens to come in the future.
: Seaboard Avenue and Main Street,
, VA 23950 (434)247-0148
Sherwood Forest Plantation
This quaint little flower garden, started in 2015, sweetly beautifies what
was once a weedy, empty lot behind Main Street in the small town of La Crosse.
It features several whimsical handpaintings as well.
John Tyler Highway, Charles City
, VA 23030 (804) 829-5377.
- The longest frame
home in America and home to President John Tyler, this 1730 Virginia Tidewater
style house is features 25 acres of terraced gardens, lawns and woodlands based
on the landscape designs of Andrew Jackson Downing. Over 80 varieties of mature
trees adorn the grounds.
: 501 Shirley Plantation Road (Route 5), Charles City
, VA 23030
- This plantation, founded in 1607, includes a 1723 brick mansion
set amidst 800 acres that features extensive lawns with views of the river and
an early 18th century formal boxwood garden.
1000 Smithfield Plantation Road (Off Southgate Drive/Route 314),
Smith's Fort Plantation
- This living history exhibit of a period plantation includes
a recreated kitchen garden showing the various flora of the period. The
grounds were restored by the Garden Club of Virginia.
Route 31 (John Rolfe Highway), Box 240, Surry
, VA 23883 (757)294-3872.
restored mid 18th century story-and-a-half brick house has a small kitchen herb
: Route 214 (2 miles from Lerty), Stratford
, Virginia 22558
(804)493-8038 (Mon.-Fri. 9-5) or (804)493-8371 (Weekends and Holidays, 9-5).
Temple Sinai Biblical Garden
birthplace of Robert E. Lee, this 1730 Georgian brick "Great House" perched high
above the Potomac showcases The East Garden (a terraced "green garden" with
irregular boxwood parterres enclosed by brick walls), the recently renovated
West Garden (an eighteenth-century flower garden), a vegetable garden, an herb
garden, the Slave Garden (herbs and vegetables), plus the North Vista and nature
: 11620 Warwick Boulevard,
VA 23601 (804)596-8352.
- This garden, featuring plants mentioned in the Old and
New Testaments, displays identification labels with the Hebrew name, the
botanical name, the common name of the plant and the scripture where plant is
: 1636 Parrish Road, Virginia Beach
, VA (757)664-6296 or (757)460-0007
and Display Garden
- This 1680 brick home with English cottage
architecture displays historic herb and flower gardens.
: Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and
Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach
, VA 23455-3315
Valentine Museum and
the Wickham House
- Display gardens showcase annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees
that are being evaluated for suitability to the Hampton Roads climate and
: 1015 E. Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (804)649-0711.
- The 1812 Federal style beautifully restored Wickham house offers the Museum's
Garden Cafe set in a lovely garden with high brick and stucco walls, English
boxwoods and marble statues.
: 4301 Sulgrave Rd.,
, VA 23221 (in Windsor Farms)
Virginia Tech Horticulture Garden
- This reconstruction of a centuries old English manor house,
situated on the James River, is graced by gardens designed by Charles Gillette.
Formal terrace gardens are contrasted with naturalized grounds showcasing vistas
of the river. Pools, canals and statuary are featured.
Adjacent to Dept. of Horticulture greenhouses, 301 Saunders Hall (0327),
, VA 24061 (540)231-6723 or Dept. of Horticulture: (540)231-5451.
extensively managed 1 acre site, currently being enlarged to 4 acres, features
annuals, perennials, a water garden, a xerophytic garden, a patio garden and a
new conifer display area.
: 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk
, VA 23504 (757)441-2374.
- This 53
acre natural habitat zoo on the Lafayette River features 350 animals. In
addition to the exhibits, the zoo's horticultural attractions include
thirteen themed gardens - African Village Garden, Butterfly Garden, 4
Color Gardens, Herb Garden, Organic Rose Garden, Ornamental Grass
Garden, Rain Garden, Shade Garden, Tropical Garden, and Viriginia
Horticulture events are held regularly.
: 12216 West River Road,
, VA 23009 (804)769-2313
Enjoy a relaxing walk through a shady Japanese style garden in the woods, featuring hostas, Japanese maples, azaleas,
flowers, rock garden, gazebo, statuary, and water features. (Please check website for hours
and information about the adjacent nursery and its charitable mission.)
: 601 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk
, VA 23501 (757)664-6296.
Winkler Botanical Preserve
- This 1794 brick Federal and Georgian house features an 18th century style
: 5400 Roanoke Avenue,
, VA 22311
- This 44 acre collection of plants and trees indigenous to the
Potomac River valley promotes the research, education and enjoyment of native
plants and trees. The Preserve has forested trails brightened by masses of
seasonal woodland plants and shrubs, meadows, and a two acre-pond with a 25 ft
: 9000 Richmond Highway (Intersection of U.S. Route 1
and VA Route 235 South), P.O. Box 37, Mount Vernon
, VA 22121 (703)780-4000.
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum
wedding gift from George Washington to his nephew, this gracious 1785 plantation
brick Georgian mansion is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds that
include a rose garden. Also on the site is the
one of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian houses.
18-24 North Coalter Street, Staunton
, VA 24401 (540) 885-0897.
grounds of this Greek Revival mansion, restored in 3 phases, feature two
terraces designed by Charles Gillete (one featuring boxwood-lined bowknot beds),
a brick terrace designed by landscape architect Ralph E. Griswold, and a
forecourt and lawn around the Museum and garden walkways connecting the Musemm
designed by Rudy Favretti.