Birdsong Pleasure Garden

We welcome you to our private gardens throughout the seasons.


By appointment. Throughout the seasons.

Classic Public Garden Tour $8, Gardener's VIP Tour $15.00
We are non-profit, all funds are donated to battlefield land preservation.

Phone:  540-743-9389


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As our guest, we hope you will enjoy each of our garden areas and feel that this is a garden of pleasure and learning…a treasure for you and for nature.

Garden design is considered to be an art in most cultures.

Pleasure Gardens were the amusement parks of Georgian England, during the 18th and 19th centuries. Pleasure Gardens allowed visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of city life while offering them a variety of picturesque gardens, strolling paths, musical concerts, al fresco dining, waterfalls, fountain displays, dancing, and even firework shows.

We consider our ‘‘garden park’’ a Pleasure Garden. Perennial, veggie, shade, bonsai, herb, and daylily gardens as well as ponds, and an alle’e are woven together over our gentle terrain. Each of our garden areas are a study of textures and forms, with broad vistas or intimate settings and color.

Benches, swings, and conversational areas are nestled into the garden, or under arbors, and are designed to allow the visitor a moment to rest and contemplate nature’s wonders. Statuary, sculptured hedges, urns, or finials mark the transitions between each of the garden areas.

It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.

We are listed as a Virginia Treasure, a significant natural and open space land.

Classic Public Garden Tour

Join us for a unique look at Birdsong Pleasure Gardens!

* This tour will be a 11/2 to 2 hour, moderate walking tour covering everything from the ponds, vegetable garden, shade & bonsai gardens, alle’e, to the native, cutting and herb gardens.

* Be prepared with walking shoes, comfortable clothes, sun hat, bug spray, and your camera! Reservations can also be taken for a picnic table or picnic area.

Admission for this tour is $8.00, and includes:

  • A moderate walking tour, personally led by myself of my husband.
  • It includes opportunities to see many of the highlights of the garden including our organic vegetable garden, composting, bonsai, unique evergreens, and a chance to see our fine feathered bird friends!
  • You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
  • Please call or email to make your appointment for this tour. 540-743-9389

Gardener’s VIP Tour

Come experience the magic of a working day at Birdsong Pleasure Garde with our Gardener’s VIP Tour!

This special-edition tour gives you an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the gardens here at Birdsong Pleasure Garden. Your personally guided tour group will explore every inch of the gardens starting with a personal greeting from garden founders and Master Gardeners Lesley or Tom Mack.

Admission cost for this tour is $15.00, and includes:

  • A 2 to 3-hour, private, guided behind-the-scenes garden tour.
  • This tour includes the content of our classic public walking tour, plus a few special treats.
  • Also an opportunity to learn some “gardening secrets” from the Master Gardeners.
  • Of course, an opportunity to take home some special plants or seeds!
  • Please call or email to make your appointment for this tour. 540-743-9389

As we see what Covid-19 brings, we hope to have:

May 12th, 2021 ‘Mother’s Day Open House’, 10-5 pm, Light refreshments and garden tours available. (This is an annual event)

June 2021 ‘Afternoon Tea & Garden Tour’, 1-5 pm, Hosted by the Hill & Valley Garden Club. Sweet, savory and gluten free delicacies. Plants & gardening sales items – door prizes offered. $10 for VFGC member, $15 for non-members.

Upcoming Events:

• A Garden is a Home
   March 27, 2021

• Mother's Day Flower Festival
   May 9, 2021

• Holiday and Welcoming Wreath Workshop
   November 6, 2021


Lesley and Tom Mack

By appointment, call ahead, 540-743-9389



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Luray, VA 22835

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