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Williamsburg Botanical Garden

Williamsburg Botanical Gardens Visiting Freedom Park and the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia Freedom Park is a recreational park that also has a rich and storied history. It was the site of a battle called the Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary in the Revolutionary War, as well as an 18th century cemetery, and prior to this is was a settlement in the 17th century, which is currently being studied by archaeologists investigating the area’s history. In the 19th century, it became on of America’s first free black settlements, and you can see three cabins from this period that have been lovingly recreated The park can be explored on foot or by bicycle, and there are hiking trails through the forest covering around two miles as well as twenty full miles of specially made mountain bike paths. Cyclists are not allowed to use these in certain weather conditions because this can cause the trails themselves to deteriorate, so if you are planning a cycling day out in Freedom Park and you aren’t sure about the weather, you can find out if cycling is available in the park calling 757-259-4022. In addition to the historical sites and the vast forest with its easy to explore trails, you can also check out the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens at Freedom Park. These lush gardens are carefully maintained to create a beautiful and fascinating environment with over 800 species of  plant life. Finally, there is also a visitor’s center and meeting complex called the Freedom Park Interpretive Center. This has displays of many of the archeological recoveries from the Freedom Park site, as well as maps and an interactive digital tour of the park area. It is also available to be booked for events and conferences. The park is open daily from 7am until the sun goes down. The Freedom Park Interpretive Center is open from 10-5 on weekdays and 9-5 on weekends. Posts related to Williamsburg Botanical GardensWater Country Water ParkEco Discovery ParkHistoric Jamestowne in VirginiaGo Karts Share This Tweet

Williamsburg Botanical Garden

Williamsburg Botanical Gardens Visiting Freedom Park and the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia Freedom Park is a recreational park that also has a rich and storied history. It was the site of a battle called the Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary in the Revolutionary War, as well as an 18th century cemetery, and prior to this is was a settlement in the 17th century, which is currently being studied by archaeologists investigating the area’s history. In the 19th century, it became on of America’s first free black settlements, and you can see three cabins from this period that have been lovingly recreated The park can be explored on foot or by bicycle, and there are hiking trails through the forest covering around two miles as well as twenty full miles of specially made mountain bike paths. Cyclists are not allowed to use these in certain weather conditions because this can cause the trails themselves to deteriorate, so if you are planning a cycling day out in Freedom Park and you aren’t sure about the weather, you can find out if cycling is available in the park calling 757-259-4022. In addition to the historical sites and the vast forest with its easy to explore trails, you can also check out the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens at Freedom Park. These lush gardens are carefully maintained to create a beautiful and fascinating environment with over 800 species of  plant life. Finally, there is also a visitor’s center and meeting complex called the Freedom Park Interpretive Center. This has displays of many of the archeological recoveries from the Freedom Park site, as well as maps and an interactive digital tour of the park area. It is also available to be booked for events and conferences. The park is open daily from 7am until the sun goes down. The Freedom Park Interpretive Center is open from 10-5 on weekdays and 9-5 on weekends. Posts related to Williamsburg Botanical GardensWater Country Water ParkEco Discovery ParkHistoric Jamestowne in VirginiaGo Karts

Williamsburg Botanical Garden

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Williamsburg Botanical Garden offers a beautiful venue for a garden wedding, particular for those desiring an intimate outdoor setting. This beautifully enclosed two-acre site contains a variety of beautiful gardens, a wooden wedding arbor, two green-roofed wooden pavilions, and a brick patio for seating.  (see options for seated guests below). Whether you are holding the reception at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center or away from the Park, Williamsburg Botanical Garden is a beautiful backdrop for any ceremony. Outdoor weddings in Williamsburg Botanical Garden generally take place from April through October depending on the weather.

Les Parks, Curator of Herbaceous Plants at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, will share information on growing the best perennials for our area. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. The program is free, although a $5.00 donation to help the Garden grow is appreciated. For more information, contact Les by email at  les.parks@nbgs.org After the program, Master Gardeners will be in the Garden to answer questions and talk about what is in bloom.

The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is located in Freedom Park, a two-acre ellipse that will be seen by visitors approaching the parking area. The “Ellipse Garden” functions as a demonstration gardens for plants know to do well in our coastal plain climate; the majority of plantings are species native to the area, and are labeled with specific scientific and common names. Pathways guide the visitor through the Butterfly Garden, the Herb Garden, the Native Garden, two Wetland sites, a Native Meadow, Pine Woodlands, and Native Grasses. A pavilion with a green roof, benches and picnic tables offer shelter. Click here to book your vacation now.

OverviewThe Williamsburg Botanical Garden is located in Freedom Park, a two-acre ellipse that will be seen by visitors approaching the parking area. The “Ellipse Garden” functions as a demonstration gardens for plants know to do well in our coastal plain climate; the majority of plantings are species native to the area, and are labeled with specific scientific and common names. Pathways guide the visitor through the Butterfly Garden, the Herb Garden, the Native Garden, two Wetland sites, a Native Meadow, Pine Woodlands, and Native Grasses. A pavilion with a green roof, benches and picnic tables offer shelter. Click here to book your vacation now.

Small private events (non-wedding) can also be held within the Williamsburg Botanical Garden, a beautiful two-acre site with a variety of beautiful gardens, a wooden arbor, and two green roof wooden pavilions. Outdoor private events generally take place from April through November depending on the weather.  Fees for private events are based on the size of the event and requested use of the garden.

Real Wedding – Christina and Kevin held their wedding ceremony on the patio in Williamsburg Botanical Garden with guests in the pavilion and surrounding garden areas June 1, 2014. Two guitarists supplied music, with the reception in the Freedom Park Interpretive Center.

“Sustainable Gardening at Williamsburg Botanical Garden” is the three-part Master Gardener project that includes garden workdays, special horticultural projects and guided educational tours for groups, according to Westenhaver. The project focuses on science-based gardening practices such as “right plant, right place,” using native plants as much as possible, water-wise gardening and Integrated Pest Management (good bugs control bad bugs) to reduce chemical needs.

ki0ki Williamsburg, Virginia Level Contributor 208 reviews 61 attraction reviews 60 helpful votes “Garden and trails” Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile Nice nature Botanical Garden a short walk from park center and reconstructed free slave homes of Hotwater . There are many varied trails for walking and or biking. See all photos Helpful? Thank ki0ki Report

Tucked away in a corner of James City County, fairly close to Williamsburg this park has walking trails, a club house, some exhibits and outdoor seating/picnic tables. It is staffed by JCC employees. The is also a botanical garden which is maintained by the local Master Gardener Assn. Great place to get away from the maddening crowd

“Quiet reserve” Reviewed December 3, 2016 Tucked away in a corner of James City County, fairly close to Williamsburg this park has walking trails, a club house, some exhibits and outdoor seating/picnic tables. It is staffed by JCC employees. The is also a botanical garden which is maintained by the local Master Gardener Assn. Great place to get away from the maddening crowd Helpful? Thank Bear H Report

Located in Freedom Park off Centerville Road in James City County, the 10-year-old botanical garden could not exist without the help of Master Gardener volunteers, according to its board members. For money, the volunteer-staffed garden relies on membership fees, donations, grants and fundraising efforts; no money comes from local, state or federal sources.

“Went for the Botanical Garden.” Reviewed August 25, 2016 My husband and I dropped by to see the garden. It was small, but had lovely ideas to try at home. There were lots of other activities on the grounds as well. Helpful? Thank Romy J Report

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