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S18T6 Birdsong Pleasure Garden

We welcome you to our private gardens throughout the seasons. At Birdsong Pleasure Garden landscaped areas, mountain vistas, and unique plantings are woven together over three acres of gentle grass or mulched path terrains. Among our favorite garden areas are the perennial gardens, veggie garden, and orchards. We also enjoy the herb garden, an allee', a bonsai and shade garden, a unique evergreen tree display, hemerocallis gardens, outdoor structures and cooling water features. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.
On the way back, we'll stop at the Massanutten Story Book Trail. It goes to one of the nicer viewpoints in the Shenandoah Valley. To get to the view, just stroll down the level pathway for a quarter mile. At the end of the paved trail, you'll come to an observation platform. The trail also works as an interpretive trail, with many plaques to read along the way that give a great description of the geologic forces that have created the mountains in this area.

Walking: Moderate - walking up to a mile and standing for a few hours

Fee: $5.00 per person payable at the Garden. Please bring cash. You must register for this Ed-Venture with the LLI office.

Meal Options: Bring your own. No meal will be provided. Free drinks and cookies will be available at Birdsong Garden. They have many areas throughout the garden for al fresco dining. Bathroom facilities are available.

9:15am: Meet at the Ice House parking lot where we will determine carpools.
9:30am: Depart from Harrisonburg
10:15am: Arrive at Birdsong
1:00pm Depart for Massanutten Storybook Trail
2:00pm Depart for Harrisonburg
2:30pm Arrive in Harrisonburg

As approved by the Advisory Board, if space is available 21 days before a trip, Lifelong Learning Institute members may bring one non-member guest at the cost of the trip plus an additional $5.00. This additional $5.00 check should be made payable to James Madison University. Non-member guests can pay a one-year membership for $20.00, plus the cost of the trip, and not have to wait until 21 days before a trip.
Responsibility on Tours and Class Trips: The tours and class-associated field trips of the JMU-LLI require walking and the physical capability to access sites that may have structural obstacles. By participating, members understand that should they require personal assistance to participate in tours/field trips, they are responsible for securing such assistance. That responsibility includes registering a person with the Lifelong Learning Institute who can and will be totally responsible for providing all assistance. That person must register as a member and pay the cost of the tour/trip.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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