Visitors' FAQ and our answers...

                ~ Birdsong Pleasure Garden ~

By appointment, throughout the seasons               

Phone:  540- 743-9389, text or message on fbook                                                      

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 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 of our Kid's Programs. 

    For families - the number and age of kids.

    For large groups - the number, age, experience and which program(s) desired.

*  There will be an extra charge for supplies for large groups depending on the program you choose.

 

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''.

 

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?

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

these aur private gardens. 

 

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

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

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

Yes.  We have had a marriage portion of the wedding, but not the reception.

 

We are happy to work with you to provide the "perfect" garden experience for your very special day.  

 

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."     

 

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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