The winter frost melted away, the spring flowers have bloomed, and summer has just begun. Williamsburg, Virginia, holds some of the most incredible displays in the state. These areas are perfect for the botanical enthusiast to explore with rich histories and spacious grounds. Here are three of the best Williamsburg area gardens to visit this spring season.
Adams Garden at William & Mary
The Adams Garden is in the heart of Williamsburg. Once inside, winding paths guide you down a variety of plants. Founded initially as a bulb and azalea garden, the Adams Garden has grown to host tropical and subtropical plants and many unusual trees. Many benches line the paths so you can rest when you want and take everything in. Enjoy the jewel of the garden, the Asian loquat tree. This tree sits in the west end and is highly unusual by producing flowers in the autumn and fruit in the spring.
Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum & Gardens
There are more than 30 gardens that surround the Governor’s Palace. Spreading 300 acres, the garden holds many flowers, shrubs, and trees to come across. Some species are ancient, including trees and shrubs dating back to the 18th century. Self-guided tours are accessible, with scannable QR codes to read about each species. This attraction does require tickets purchased at the Arts Museums of Colonial Williamsburg visitor services desk only a few blocks away.
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
If you are a history buff, this is the garden for you! The American Revolution Museum houses outdoor gardens and a farm to illustrate family farming life in the 18th century. Walk the apple orchards and large crop fields which grow corn, potatoes, tobacco, and cotton. Different herb and vegetable gardens for the family and the enslaved people hold a history of the different ways they were used for that time. Historical interpreters can be found throughout the farm to illustrate how these farming materials helped them dye fabrics and process raw flax.
Williamsburg has so much to explore, whether you are new to the area or an experienced resident. We offer the best self storage in the area, and we are here to help you live comfortably as you explore or re-explore everything the area offers. Give our storage experts a call to see how we can assist you today! 1-833-891-9274