Virginia Gardens

Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Horticulture Garden

Blacksburg, Virginia Virginia Tech Horticulture Garden 2.4 acres of gardens. [ info ]

Boyce: State Arboretum of Virginia

Boyce, Virginia State Arboretum of Virginia The Arboretum is home to the largest collection of boxwood cultivars in North America and more than half the world’s pine species. There is also an herb garden, perennial gardens, azalea garden, daylily garden and the woodland portion of the Virginia Native Plant Trail. [ info ]

Charlottesville: Charlottesville

Charlottesville, Virginia Monticello, the Home of Thomas Jefferson The gardens reflect Jefferson’s original garden plans and are an important part of Monticello. Specific landscape elements, either recreated or existing since Jefferson’s time, include: the Winding Walk and accompanying flower beds; the eight-acre Fruit Garden, with two orchards where Jefferson experimented with over 150 varieties of […]

Harrisonburg: Edith J Carrier Arboretum

Harrisonburg, Virginia Edith J Carrier Arboretum Located on the James Madison University campus. [ info ]

Leesburg: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

Leesburg, Virginia Oatlands Historic House and Gardens A National Trust Historic Site, Oatlands is a 360-acre estate with a stately Greek revival mansion, magnificent formal terraced garden and 19th century dependencies, or areas where workers lived and worked. It is located six miles south of Leesburg on US Rte. 15.Designed and built by George Carter […]

Lexington: Boxerwood Gardens

Lexington, Virginia Boxerwood Gardens The Nature Center, which includes the Arboretum, consists of 31 acres of rolling Shenandoah Valley with at least six distinct habitats. The Arboretum is a 15-acre mature garden of naturalistically planted trees and shrubs, featuring both native and unusual plant specimens. At present there are about 2,500 cultivars and 4,500 native […]

Lynchburg: Anne Spencer House and Garden

Lynchburg, Virginia Anne Spencer House and Garden “This small garden is half my world . . .” Designed by Anne Spencer (1882 – 1975), Harlem Renaissance poet, librarian, educator, civil rights activist and passionate gardener, her garden served as source of inspiration for her poetry. She also hosted many African-American political leaders and artists, including […]

Norfolk: Norfolk Botanical Garden

Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Botanical Garden Originally conceived as a WPA project in 1938 to establish an azalea garden, the site and climate of the Norfolk Botanical Garden was deemed uniquely suited for growing azaleas, and now showcases one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias, roses and rhododendrons on the East Coast. Today, the 155-acre […]

Richmond: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Richmond, Virginia Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens are located on historic property — known to be Powhatan Indian hunting ground and once owned by Patrick Henry – that was purchased by Richmond entrepreneur and philanthropist Lewis Ginter. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Healing Garden, Sunken […]

Vienna: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Vienna, Virginia Meadowlark Botanical Gardens With over 100 acres, Meadowlark includes ornamental display gardens, walking trails, lakes, more than twenty varieties of cherry trees, irises, peonies, and an extensive shade garden. Of special interest are three distinct Virginia native plant collections: the Potomac Valley river basin; native trees; and native wetlands. Visitors can learn about […]