Garden Areas 

The Herb Garden

is placed near the house for use as culinary additions and medicinal purposes.

The garden includes a fountain, a sundial, and is laid out in triangular quadrants that are bordered with paths and shrubs.  

 

The handmade pavers are reclaimed from a historic home in Luray.

 

The water garden

adds beauty and supports the indigenous wildlife in our neighborhood.  

 

It is a haven for the goldfish, dragonflies, frogs and birds, adding to wildlife propagation.

 

 

 

 

 

The Veggie Garden

 

There are few things that are as satisfying to       a home gardener, than to wander out to the vegetable garden, harvest and consume the

fruits of their labor.

 

Successful vegetable gardening involves

planning the garden, preparing the soil, and planting.  

 

We will be glad to share our knowledge with you.

 

 

Shade and Bonsai Garden

 

The Shade garden contains a number of woodland plants; small shrubs, trees, ground covers, mosses, as well as a variety of ferns, hellebores, and a small pond.

The Bonsai garden is influenced by Japanese traditions.  The Bonsai create a minaturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree.

 

 

 

Orchard

The old and new growth meadow orchard provides suitable amounts of food for us to preserve, as well as providing a suitable habitat for animal species that lived in our cultured landscape.

 

Hydrangea Walk

Our hydrangeas are located throughout the property,

but this walk is planted with hydrangeas that flourish

in sun and shade.

 

The varieties offer huge bouquets of clustered flowers from mophead to lacecap, summer through fall.

 

Unique Evergreens

Our evergreen trees are distinguished from the popular evergreen trees that normally adorn the landscape.  

 

Varigated white pine, curly pine, blue firs, cedars, and redwoods grace the evergreen forest area.  They are a collection, more than merely ornamental.

 

The Alle'e

Unlike the alle'es or avenues used as a straight route with a line of identical trees. Our alle'e is interplanted with trees, large shrubs that run along each side of the curved grassy pathway.  

 

Unique are the trees and shrubs that are used for the alle'e which adds to our landscaped gardens.

 

East Glade

This area is evolving from what was once partially, a meadow into a wooded area.  

It provides year-round habitat for wildlife that includes songbirds, small mammals, and beneficial insects.  It is

a transition zone between the other garden areas.

 

Hemerocallis 

This enormous genus includes tens of thousands of cultivars from only about

a dozen species.  

 

These plants are located throughout our garden with their colorful, exuberant blooms in a wide range of colors and shapes from spring through summer. 

 

Cutting Garden

Because this is a production garden, design correctness is not always followed.  

 

This area is filled with flowers and foliage that is enjoyed.  This is an area for experimenting with new plants and colors.

 

South Garden

This southern area of Birdsong Pleasure Garden runs the width of the property.  

 

The grassy walkways curve through the shade of overhanging trees, native species trail and sculptures.  

 

The plantings include azaleas, various native species, magnolias, buckeyes, ginkgos, holly, and franklinia.

 

The North Lawn

The English garden presented an idealized view of nature, including a lake, sweeps of gently rolling lawns set against groves of trees all designed for the idyllic promenade of those visitors who walked its grounds.

 

The North Lawn provides our visitors with a chance to promenade as well.

 

 

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