Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna: Hours, Address, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
4.5
Parks • Gardens
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Explore 95 acres of ornamental display gardens, unique native plant collections, and peaceful woodlands at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. With approximately 30 diverse Gardens, there are ample opportunities discover local flora and fauna among lakes, forests, and meandering walking trails. Take in majestic views of the Piedmont hills, explore the Korean Bell Garden or pay a visit to our restored 18th Century log cabin. Garden admission is paid upon arrival at the Visitor Center.
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Virginia37,879 contributions
Sep 2020
Spent an enjoyable day out in nature by visiting the Meadowlark Gardens complex.The park is located in Vienna, VA and has many different types of gardens. There is free parking and admission is $6.00 for adults, Seniors 55+ and students pay $3.00 and children under 6 are free for a full day of exploration. A nice all day experience at a reasonable price. Most visitors wore masks and were very aware of the need to maintain 6-feet distance from one another. I saw only one family of four who did not wear masks. The entire area is well-kept and very clean. There are many benches and chairs available to sit and enjoy the park. My favorite place was in the area of the Korean Bell Garden I learned that it is the only one of it kind in the Western Hemisphere and remains a symbol of friendship between Virginia and South Korea. I also enjoyed the lily ponds and the flowers in bloom. Meadowlark also has some art sculptures that add to the beauty of the area. the Gardens also has a special events venue on the property and also offers a winter light show. I would recommend going on a relatively mild day as there is limited shaded areas. Picnic pavilions and tables are available. Purchase your tickets at the Visitor Center, pick up a map and enjoy your day.
Written September 12, 2020
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TroisChatsLies
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo4,028 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
This event was $18/adult, and was a really nice walk through beautifully designed holiday light displays. Advance reservation required. Hot beverages, adult beverages, snacks and s'mores kits available!
Written December 25, 2021
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csserious2
Chantilly, VA737 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We took a short walk on a rainy autumn afternoon, the “botanical garden” is not much to rave about. The garden did not seem to dazzle with exotic flowers or anything. It has walks sloping down and ponds and some tall trees, if that enchant one. Perhaps it glitters during Christmas evenings. Admission fee is $6 for adults, a little bit steep than my expectation for what it has to offer. However, visitors over 55 get half off. It could be lot more interesting, but perhaps money as well as inspiration is not there to give it a massive facelift to attract endless stream of garden lovers.
Written September 25, 2020
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cpl1775
Herndon, VA346 contributions
Dec 2020
Great place to walk around and enjoy gardens. They have several trails and a couple ponds with Koi. During the spring and summer this place is so beautiful with all the flowers and trees. The current holiday light show is worth seeing!
Written December 31, 2020
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NOVACALI
Burke, VA79 contributions
Oct 2019
I attended a wedding and reception at this venue. There was plentiful parking. The grounds were magnificent. The building had plenty of space for buffet tables as well as tables, seating and dancing. The magnificent outdoors was "brought in" to the inside by clever design so you felt that you were still in a garden. I do not know about the cost, as I was not part of the planning process.
Written January 26, 2020
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Jake S
Alexandria, VA190 contributions
Mar 2021
First visit for my wife and I. We had no idea the park was as large or as pretty as it is. A particular surprise was the Korean memorial bell garden within the park. We will be back to see it later in the season to see all the flowers in bloom.
Written March 28, 2021
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ThompsonDM
Coral Springs, FL384 contributions
Apr 2021
I reluctantly went by myself on a slightly rainy morning. The admission for seniors is only $3.00. Not many people were there, which made it very nice. I noticed as the morning wore on, that a number of mom's with strollers came. It would be a great place to walk with the kids. I loved all the trees in bloom, though I didn't see everything. If I lived nearby, I would surely have a membership, if available. It was very peaceful.
Written April 24, 2021
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,601 contributions
May 2021
Meadowlark Botanical Garden is big, beautiful, and full of life (numerous bird species, fish, frogs, at least two kinds of turtles, insects, and of course countless plant species). We spent a few hours here and felt like we could have spent the whole day. We definitely plan to go back.

In addition to the meandering walking paths, there are heaps of benches and comfy chairs on/in which to sit and enjoy the surrounding beauty.

At $6 for adults, the value is great. Very family friendly, picnic friendly, couples friendly, great if you're on your own...it's nice for just about everyone, I reckon.
Written May 20, 2021
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Hooisergal
Falls Church, VA33 contributions
Oct 2019
I love taking friends to Meadowlark Garden for their first time. They're always amazed that such a beautiful spot exists so close to Washington, DC. When my son was little we would head over there so he could run around, watch the turtles in the pond and enjoy being outdoors.
Written January 10, 2020
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Neona S
Leesburg, VA1 contribution
Oct 2011
The gardens are beautiful, but if you ever want to take pictures there, be prepared!!!! There is NO inclement weather policy, and after paying $362 for 2 hours of the ability to take photos in their garden, when it decided to snow, we were kicked out of their Atrium after 45 minutes!!!! There was apparently a wedding to take place later that day and they needed to set up early for it. No one cared that we had paid for 2 hours, and that we had 2 kids under 5 years old and that it was under 32 degrees out, and snowing, they still rudely asked us to leave. We had originally reserved a slot to take pictures from 10 am to 12 pm to take pictures in their Atrium, which was supposed to open at 10:00, but the person who had the keys to open the Atrium lives in Leesburg and didn't even arrive until 10:45, so the COOK was nice enough to let us in to get changed. The one bathroom we found that was open was filthy!!! We were able to get changed there, but had a heck of a time turning on any of the lights in order to take pictures in the atrium since the sun wasn't out and (again) it was snowing. After we were asked to leave by the staff setting up for the wedding, we expressed our concerns to the staff member on duty at the Atrium who just argued with us about why nothing was guarenteed and why we didn't know that when we agreed to pay the $362 originally!!!! In summary, the staff was 45 minutes late for our 10:00 shoot time, the facility was filthy, we were out $362, the staff was extremley rude, we were asked to leave an hour before our time was up, they refused to admit there was a problem and argued with us!!! It's a great place to visit, but I will NEVER give another dime to this facility!!!!!!!!
Written November 4, 2011
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