Williamsburg is a beautiful town with some of the most gorgeous looking gardens in the world. Without much ado, let us look at some of the beautiful blooms in Williamsburg.
The NAPHA (National Amusement Park Historical Association) has been naming this garden as the world’s most beautiful theme park since the year 1990. The garden has an authentic setting from Europe’s six countries including England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, France, and Germany. Spread in over 350 acres of land this adventure park is all about authenticity and accuracy in its theme. Every detail from the cobblestone to the landscapers and statuary are depicted intricately.
William and Mary Sunken Gardens
Sir Christopher Wren Building is America’s oldest college building and is the heart of the campus. It is located next to Colonial Williamsburg and opens to this beautiful garden known as The William And Mary Sunken Gardens. The setting of these lawns is Crim Dell which makes it the best site for a spring picture in the whole of Williamsburg. There are rhododendron, camellias, azaleas, and Mountain Laurel on display along the pathways of the garden’s setting.
This garden resembling the country estates of King William III & Queen Mary II. The green space of this garden is spread across 90 acres of land and the complex garden takes up 10 acres of land. It features a falling garden, a canal and ice mount which are original ones remaining there since the 18th century. Apart from this there are over 26 other gardens well-known since historic times that make Colonial Williamsburg exquisite. It also has kitchen gardens. Prentis House, Bryan House, John Blair House, Colonial Garden, and Nursery are to name a few and a must-see. You will find many interpreters and historians who can give you a lot of knowledge about the botanical gardens, European plants, herbs in the herb garden.
Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Located in the Freedom Park, this 2-acre garden is an Ellipse Garden that has many plants on demonstration which are native to this area. Each plant is labeled with its scientific and common name. It houses a Butterfly Garden, Native Garden, Herb Garden, 2 wetland sites, Native meadow and grasses, and Pine Woodlands. It also has benches and tables that work well for picnics and shelter.
Virginia Living Museum
This Museum has native plants on the largest display in Virginia which is exhibited using display gardens and landscape plantings. The museum aims to encourage conservation gardening along with the wildlife. It has an indoor swamp, habitariums that have trees, shrubs, perennials found locally in Virginia.
There are 60 species of native plants in the Butterfly Garden which plays a key role in nurturing the native butterflies. The garden features the native species that were present when the initial settlers came to Jamestown along with the ones introduced by Native Americans.