Visiting the Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg features more than 90 acres of gardens and open green spaces. More than 25 historic houses, taverns and colonial public buildings feature a broad range of gardens, from kitchen and herb gardens and fruit orchards to flower, topiary and pleasure gardens.
A Few Highlights of the Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg
- Governor’s Palace, with 10 acres of formal gardens.
- Taliaferro-Cole House, with three separate rectangular gardens of perennials, bulbs and annuals.
- Benjamin Powell House, demonstrating gardens designed in an axial arrangement typical in its day.
- Bryan House, a Colonial Revival garden with boxwood parterres.
- The Colonial Garden and Nursery, with heirloom roses, vegetables and fruits and a botanic garden of herbs and perennials.
- And much more!
Tips for Visiting the Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg
- The Colonial Williamsburg website offers a pdf brochure detailing each garden and its contents.
- For gardeners, springtime is gorgeous in Colonial Williamsburg, and late March through April can be especially pleasant – full of blooming bulbs but without the crowds that come once the summer vacation season begins.
- In addition to plants, Colonial Williamsburg can offer a wealth of inspiration for visitors who wish to study fence profiles, gates, edging alternatives, paving patterns and designs for garden amenities, such as birdhouses.
- Check out the What’s Blooming chart to help plan your trip.
301 1st Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185