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  • Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at JMU (Monday, December 04 17 06:03 pm EST)

    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at JMU
    September 18

    We hope to see you at our Fall Plant Sale! Thanks again for the lovely tour of your gardens! What an inspiring, restful visit!

  • Stacey Jolene (Saturday, November 04 17 02:30 pm EDT)

    An absolutely beautiful place! We really enjoyed walking through the gardens. Leslie and Tom are very gracious hosts and extremely knowledgeable. We learned a lot and appreciate the time they took to answer all of our questions and share their passion with us. Would highly recommend visiting them.

  • Lynn Fulling (Saturday, November 04 17 02:29 pm EDT)

    A very special garden, tended by a kind knowledge couple. Thank you for creating this beautiful space and sharing it with us.

  • Karen Rice (Saturday, November 04 17 02:28 pm EDT)

    Lesley, Thank you for your hospitality. We all thoroughly enjoyed touring your beautiful gardens and came away inspired. Karen

  • Billye Stevens (Wednesday, August 30 17 10:25 pm EDT)

    Thank you again for your graciousness yesterday, May 15, to me in making it so easy to tour your lovely Birdsong Pleasure Garden, and the Open House was a special treat. You both have done a remarkable job and make it special to share it with others.

    I look forward to visiting with you in the fall.

    Keep on keepin' on. 😅


    Billye Stevens

  • Dolores Drury (Wednesday, August 30 17 10:15 pm EDT)

    Hi and thank you Lesley. Our visit to your 'paradise' garden was a highlight of our anniversary getaway!

  • Bill Oakley (Wednesday, August 30 17 10:13 pm EDT)

    Lesley, Tom,

    Thank you for the pictures!

    We so enjoyed our time with you and the VIP treatment for Mom in particular.

    The Swiss chard was delicious!

  • Linda (Wednesday, August 30 17 07:18 pm EDT)

    Hi Lesley
    Thank you ! We had a,great time! You guys do so much work! We are finding lots of interesting things ! Warmest regards Linda. Ken Ike fonzie

  • Robbin Jo (Monday, July 17 17 01:09 pm EDT)

    Thank you so much for having me over to see your gardens. They are just unbelieeable and so wonderful - a true hidden treasure in Luray. It was such a treat to see the "bare bones" picture, and the amazing result of all your work. I learned a few things - I do want a bald cyperss - something I've "waffled on" for years; sawdust makes an outstanding path, and on so many acres a golf cart is a must! Your property is amazing and it is so nice that you happily share it with everyone.

  • Suzanne Boag (Monday, July 17 17 01:02 pm EDT)

    Thank you so much for opening up your home and garden to the Master Gardeners for our June Association Meeting. It was a beautiful day and on behalf of NSVMGA, thanks for the personal tours of Birdsong Pleasure Garden, truly a labor of love!

  • (Saturday, May 06 17 06:50 pm EDT)

    Glad to be one of many visitors on this awesome web site

  • BHW (Sunday, April 23 17 02:59 pm EDT)

    Great info. Lucky me I found your website by accident
    (stumbleupon). I've saved it for later!

  • JoAnn Pendley (Monday, April 10 17 09:46 am EDT)

    JoAnn Pendley

    You have "made my day"! I just finished looking at your on-line information and clearly Birdsong Pleasure Garden is exactly the type of "Must See Garden" that I was looking for.

  • Ann Avondale (Wednesday, January 18 17 11:57 am EST)

    Ann Avondale reviewed Birdsong Pleasure Garden — 5 star
    January 14 at 11:43pm ·
    We loved exploring The Birdsong Pleasure Garden this weekend. I was surprised how many things were in bloom even in January! The trees were showing off their leafless limbs: some twisting, some smooth, some peeling bark like old books. Little sculptures came out of hiding and the pine forest took center stage with its many different kinds of evergreen needles. We learned the names of many winter blooming flowers and shrubs and watched the birds feasting at the feeders. All this surrounded by majestic mountains and rolling farm hillsides. It was a truly relaxing and refreshing day!

  • Robbin Jo Holland (Sunday, June 26 16 03:08 pm EDT)

    Thank you Lesley & Tom, your gardens are unbelievable and so wonderful - a true hidden treasure in Luray. It was such a treat to see the "bare bones" picture, and then the amazing result of all
    your work.

  • Sam Watkins (Wednesday, June 08 16 06:43 pm EDT)

    Thank you Lesley & Tom for the warm Luray hospitality and the tour of your beautiful garden. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Laura Kresse (Wednesday, June 08 16 06:41 pm EDT)

    I am awed by the hard work and dedication and the beauty!!

  • Pj Falter (Wednesday, June 08 16 06:35 pm EDT)

    Pj Falter
    5starI had the most delightful day with Leslie showing me around the gardens. What a beautiful place to enjoy God's Presence through His creation. Thank you Leslie and Tom for all you have invested
    in this labor of love. It was quite a refreshing.

  • Old Fredricktown Garden Club (Monday, November 02 15 09:49 am EST)

    Dear Lesley,
    Thank you for the pleasure of enjoying your beautiful gardens! And, we so appreciate your hospitality. Our best to you.

  • Alison Coltrane (Tuesday, September 15 15 02:57 pm EDT)

    Hey Lesley!

    Thanks for your message. I just added a link to your beautiful place on my website.

    When you and Tom decide to venture into town, let me know so you can come and tour the hostel!

  • Wes Evans (Sunday, August 09 15 11:22 am EDT)

    It is always a blessing just to see the lovely the garden ya'll have built. Thank you for the grand tour we took of your garden. I'm still ah stuck, how beautiful it is.

  • Judy Peabody (Saturday, June 27 15 05:56 pm EDT)

    Thank you so very, very much for the wonderful tour. Thank you for what you do and the happiness it will bring to many.

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