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Wing Haven Travel: Spring Gardens of Virginia

  • Charlottesville, VA (map)

You are invited to join Wing Haven on a special tour of seven private and one public garden with C. Colston Burrell, a noted garden designer, lecturer, author and photographer.

Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia claims Southern hospitality, natural beauty, and a front seat to American history.

Virginia has a rich agrarian tradition. Gardening was a necessary activity providing food for the family and pleasurable settings for study and relaxation. Early gardens were generally formally laid out. Vegetable, herb, and flower gardens were often merged and gardeners took great pride in the utilitarian and aesthetic qualities of their gardens. During our visit, we will see the best of contemporary gardens of central Virginia. Drawing on this rich tradition, we have the opportunity to discover a wealth of gardens displaying innovations in both design and planting.

The private gardens open exclusively for our tour present a wide variety of styles and sizes, from intimate city spaces to sweeping country estates. You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to visit with avid gardeners surrounded by annual flowers, exuberant tropical foliage, ornamental grasses, and spring bloom.

Read the full itinerary here...

Includes round-trip coach transportation from Charlotte, two nights at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel, two hotel breakfast vouchers, three lunches, one dinner reception, admission to all gardens, and expert guided tour of private and public gardens with C. Colston Burrell. We will also stop to shop at the area's premier Ivy Nursery where you can purchase from their large selection of shrubs, roses, pots and locally-grown, pollinator-friendly perennials.

Tour Highlights
• Enjoy a welcome dinner reception at Bird Hill, Cole Burrell’s private garden
• Visit eight outstanding private gardens with expert host C. Colston Burrell
• Includes two nights accommodations and two hotel breakfasts, admissions to all gardens, sightseeing and transfers, one box lunch en route to Charlottesville, two garden lunches and one private dinner reception
• Departing Charlotte around 7 a.m. Wednesday and returning around 7 p.m. Friday

Space is limited. Wing Haven will maintain a waitlist in the event the trip sells out. No refunds after March 27, unless we can fill spot from waitlist.

Tour Price
Member: Double Occupancy $760, Single Occupancy $960
Non-Member: Double Occupancy $810, Single Occupancy $1,010

The Spring Trip has sold out. Please register on our wait list below.