Open daily 7:00 am-7:00 pm. Admission is free!
5537 Centerville Road (intersection of Longhill and Centerville Roads)
Our mission is to enhance the life of residents and visitors by promoting beautiful gardens for the enjoyment of plants and the environment through year-round educational and recreational programs.
Together to celebrate their 10th anniversaries, Williamsburg Botanical Garden and Virginia Master Naturalists Historic Rivers Chapter offered to our community a Butterfly Festival at the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens at Freedom Park on August 1 and 2, from 9:00-5:00 each day. This festival had several parts, but the main and most exciting focus was the butterfly tent with over 200 butterflies. This tent and butterflies, provided by Virginia Master Naturalist Catherine Short, provided a wonderful opportunity for both children and adults to see hundreds of native butterflies close up. There were also be independent activities for children as well as educational programs for families, children, and adults throughout the two days.
Williamsburg Botanical Garden recently received a generous grant from the Dominion Foundation for $7500. The grant money will be used to put pavers under the Therapy Garden Pavilion to make it more accessible to the physically disabled. Melanie Rapp Beale, External Affairs Manager, represented the Dominion Foundation and presented the check. Joining Melanie, from left to right, are board members Peggy Krapf, Joanne Chapman, Dave Banks, Melanie Rapp Beale, Joanne Chapman, Karen Jamison, and Ike Sisane.