All Sorts of Questions and Answers

                ~  Birdsong Pleasure Garden  ~

By Appointment, throughout the seasons               

Phone:  540- 743-9389                                                    

E-mail: birdsongpleasuregarden@gmail.com

              https://www.facebook.com/BirdsongPG/

 

                   ~   Frequently Asked Questions  ~

 

Is there an admission charge?

Yes, Cash or Check, only. 

We are a non-profit, agro-tourism attraction.  All monies are donated to land preservation, in Virginia.  Please see our types of tours and prices under ''Tours''.

 

Do you have Kid's Activities?

Yes. 

Depending on the age level and number of kids, we can offer various activities.

 

*  During your Garden Tour, we offer "Scavenger Hunt", "Team Hunt", "Fill the Basket"

"What's Under the Magnifying Glass?" and "I Spy" activities ~ all to discover interesting insects, birds, frogs, flowers.

 

*  Before or after your Garden Tour, we also offer "Make n' Take" activities, such as:  Planting Veggie/Flower Seeds; Identification Journal; Bird Seed Balls; Native Bee House, or Egg Carton Treasure Box.

 

*  Prearrangements must be made for any of our Kid's Activities. 

*  A minimum charge of $20/pp for supplies for  "Make n' Take" activities.

 

May I bring my dog?    

IF your dog will not run through the garden, chase the birds, dive in the ponds, and you clean up any droppings...yes, you may bring your dog; leashed.

 

We have a fenced-in dog park if you would like to have a picnic with your dog in our unleashed area.  Not chasing birds and cleaning up after still applies in this area.

 

May I take photographs?  Sit and paint?  

Or may I use the gardens as a backdrop for photos?

Yes, yes, and yes, as long as you give published credit to  ''Birdsong Pleasure Garden''.

 

Photographers need to sign a Responsibility Contract before using the Garden for any type of photography session.  Please contact me to obtain that contract form.

 

Is the Garden Accessible?  

The gardens may present challenges to visitors with special mobility needs.

Small motorized wheelchairs work very well on all our pathways.

Small strollers work very well on most paths.

Please contact us if you have questions, or you would like to book the golf cart.

 

May I just wander around on my own?

No, only on Open House or Event Days.

We would prefer to accompany you througout the gardens as this is our home and

these aur private gardens.   Tours.

 

Is this a Proposal, " First Look", Wedding, or Vow Renewal Venue?

Yes.  We have had thrilling, teary, and surprise proposals.

Yes.  We have had joyous "First Look" photography sessions.

Yes.  We have had marriages, and elopements.

Yes.  We have had vow renewal celebrations.

 

We also welcome celebration parties ~ birthday, anniversary, baby, etc.

 

We are happy to help you with the "perfect" garden experience for your event. Our Events "Wedding" page for details and pricing is at:  Weddings, etc.

 

Or, you may email me at birdsongpleasuregarden@gmail.com to book a date, learn about pricing, and get answers to all your questions.

 

Is there a Volunteer Group?

Yes. 

Presently, there are two full time gardeners.  Volunteers are welcomed.  As a volunteer, you will be assigned and learn about the plants, maintenance, etc. that is needed for that particular season.   

 

Volunteer Garden Hours can be used to pay for workshops or class fees.

 

Is there Free Parking or Parking for Large Events?

 Yes. 

Parking is free and next to the Garden.  Handicapped Parking is also next to the Garden. 

 

Is there Wi-Fi access? 

No. 

There is no Wi-Fi access.

 

Is smoking or vaping allowed in the Gardens?   

No. 

We are a smoke, and vape free environment.  Visitors may not smoke or vape in the parking areas or anywhere else on our properties.

 

Are there any warnings concerning this agri-tourism site?

 

                           From Code of Virginia,     § 3.2-6402. Notice:

       "WARNING" or "ATTENTION" followed by "Under Virginia law, there is no

liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted

at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks

of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act

in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity."     

 

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title3.2/chapter64/section3.2-6402/

 

Is the Garden listed on any other accredited sites?

 

Yes, we are listed with:

 

 

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