Phone: 540- 743-9389
~ 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 types of tours and prices under ''Tours''.
Do you have Kid's Programs?
Yes. Depending on the age level and number of kids, we can offer various programs.
* For families we offer "scavenger hunt", "team hunt" and "I spy" programs discovering interesting insects, birds, frogs, flowers, etc. as we walk with the family.
* For large groups we offer "make n' take" programs, such as: planting veggie/flower seeds in a pot, identification journal, bird seed balls, worm composting, native bee house or egg carton treasure box.
Prearrangements must be made for any large group Kid's Programs.
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. The first sentence, above, still applies in this area.
May I take pictures? sit and paint?
Or may I use the gardens as a backdrop for photos?
Yes, yes, and yes, as long as you give credit to the Birdsong Pleasure Garden.
Is the garden accessible? Or, May I just wander around on my own?
The gardens may present challenges to visitors with special mobility needs.
Please contact us if you have questions, or you would like to book the golf cart.
We would prefer to accompany you througout the gardens as this is our home and
these aur private gardens.
Is this a wedding or proposal venue?
Yes. We have had the marriage portion of the wedding, but not the reception.
Yes. We have had thrilling, surprise proposals.
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.
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."
Is the garden listed on any other accredited sites?
Yes, we are listed with: