Birdsong Pleasure Garden
Birdsong Pleasure Garden
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Birdsong Pleasure Garden allows visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of life while offering them a variety of picturesque gardens, mountain vistas, strolling paths, water features, and al fresco dining. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home. PLEASE call, email or text ~ to book your Garden Tour date and time, as we are a Private Garden, thank-you.
Luray, Virginia

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Dani T
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My (new!) husband and I visited the Birdsong Pleasure Garden on our honeymoon. What a wonderful place! Although we are both garden lovers (we even got married in a botanical garden), neither of us were blessed with green thumbs which is why we are so grateful for folks like Lesley and Tom.
Throughout our two hour private tour, Lesley was extremely interesting, informational, and inspirational. I particularly loved learning about the bees and native plants, ways to thwart off pests, smelling the herbs (lemon balm <3), and taking hundreds of pictures of day lilies, hydrangeas, and gladiolus. It was remarkable seeing how the garden has evolved over the past 30 years and makes me hopeful that maybe even *I* can start a garden one day.

Thank you for letting us experience a bit of serenity in your garden on our honeymoon! We hope it rains soon.
Written July 13, 2023
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GaryjW2014
Hatboro, PA126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Leslie & Tom were a pleasure to meet. They share their home gardens and present a 2 hour walking tour. They share a wealth of knowledge about organic gardening and forestry. Leslie has quite a sense of humor and made the tour great fun and interesting.
Written August 4, 2022
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Well, shucks, Gary...thank you for the great compliments. I'm glad that Janet was able to make the appointment for you all to come. You all were a lot of fun, too. Hope your greenhouse gave you and Paula the opportunity to have lots of produce this summer. Maybe even some brussels sprouts this fall!! Hi to Skip, too! Take care, Lesley and Tom (P.S. - Just found your comment today.)
Written October 2, 2022
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Rccassidy
Urbanna, VA95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We cannot rave enough about these gardens and their charming stewards. Leslie and Tom have spent 30 years developing their 3 acres into the beautiful, bountiful, lush paradise it is today. It is available to visit by appointment only as well as for events. All fees collected are donated to VA Land Conservancy. Absolutely worth the visit.
Written April 17, 2022
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Thank you ??? very much for these wonderful compliments. We are so happy that you came and enjoyed the gardens. We hope that you come again, sometime...the gardens are always changing with flowers blooming in a myriad of colors inviting the multitude of fauna that live here or pass through seasonally.
Written July 7, 2022
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Esther M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Tom and Leslie, it was so good to see you again and catch up. So much has grown and changed since those early days when we had Master Gardener meetings there! Your garden really makes me wish I could do the same in CA. I found the reference that pointed me to you: In the May / June issue of The American Gardener (from the American Horticultural Society), there was an announcement about the Garden Lovers' Day at Birdsong, sponsored by the Hill and Valley Garden Club in Luray. So I checked out the link and found you. So glad I did.
Written September 2, 2023
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dprice646
Luray - Page County, VA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
The owners will walk or ride you on a cart through venue they have added to over the years. They know every bird, bush, flower n tree on site. Tis lovely..good spot for special events w Blue Ridge in background.
Written October 10, 2019
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Thank you for your kind thoughts and rating. Yes, we welcome those that know a little or a lot about birds, trees, shrubs and perennials. There is always something to see and enjoy. Please contact us via phone or email, to schedule an appointment, for a personally guided tour throughout our three acre arboretum. Best Regards, Birdsong Pleasure Garden Luray, Virginia
Written October 17, 2019
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superiornj
nj2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
My husband & I enjoyed a lovely tour today with Leslie, the owner of the property. We met her husband Tom who was busy working the gardens. She could not have been any sweeter and was kind enough to answer our many questions. They are both extremely knowledgeable and we learned a great deal about, trees,flowers, insects and much more. The walk is leisurely with no climbing involved. We even left with some fruit of a ginkgo biloba tree to plant in an attempt to grow our own. Many Thanks Leslie & Tom
Written September 25, 2017
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Thank you so very much for your visit. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit, learned a few ideas, and took home a reminder of your visit that will add beauty to your home for many years. We hope to see you again sometime. Best Regards, Lesley Birdsong Pleasure Garden
Written March 3, 2018
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Jan M
Harrisonburg, VA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Business
There were so many gardens here to see on a beautiful summer day and our hosts were super accommodating and friendly. The specimen trees and perennial garden areas were our favorite areas-so many unique trees to visit and learn about and lots of flowers in late summer. A great example of a garden created on a tight budget and many years in the making.
Written August 31, 2017
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Dear Jan, thank you very much for taking your time to write this review, know you are a busy lady. Thanks, too, for mentioning your favorite areas. We'll look forward to seeing you another time. Lesley
Written September 1, 2017
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BobH22
Fishersville, VA235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Wondeful visit and tour with the owner and Master Gardner. She was very personable as well as knowledgeable. Very impressive 3 acre private gardens with LOTS of variety including bonsai, pergolas, water features, statuaries, etc. Creative and well maintained. Well worth the visit!
Written June 18, 2017
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Thank you very much for your kind thoughts and compliments. We appreciate your love for gardens, nature, and all its beauty.
Written June 20, 2017
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Wendy M
Jersey Shore, PA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This is a gem. The owners, Leslie and Tom, gave a personal tour of their 3 acres of gardens. They have developed a paradise of diversity. Wonderful for anyone who loves plants!
Written May 1, 2017
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Thank you for your thoughtful words. We are delighted that you came to see the gardens and to know you enjoyed what you saw. We welcome you anytime, the garden plants are always changing throughout the seasons.
Written May 4, 2017
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VACatLady
Luray, VA191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
If you are into gardening, then this is a place you will want to visit. The owners have been Master Gardeners for year and their gardens are immaculate. It is a hidden gem in Luray. They are so welcoming and always willing to share their skills and knowledge.
Written November 14, 2016
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Thank you for your gracious review of our gardens. We welcome all those that appreciate nature or would like to learn more about the natural world we live in.
Written November 26, 2016
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