Phone: 540- 743-9389
~ Frequently asked questions ~
Is there an admission charge?
Yes. 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 "walk and talk" programs finding and showing interesting insects, worms, 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 love dogs; we have two rescued dogs of our own, Moon and Luna.
May I take pictures? sit and paint?
Or may I use the gardens as a backdrop for wedding photos?
Yes, yes, and yes, as long as you give credit to the Birdsong Pleasure Garden.
Is the garden accessible?
The gardens may present challenges to visitors with special mobility needs.
The walkways are grass, there are some gentle inclines, and mulched areas.
We do have a golf cart for visitors with prolonged walking difficulties.
(Please let us know if you would like to use the golf cart, so we can charge it.)
We have had visitors navigate most of the pathways in a motorized chair.
Is this a wedding venue?
Yes. We have had the marriage portion of the wedding, but not the reception.
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: