Botanical Gardens




Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna Virginia, USA has created three distinct native plant collections in support of the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation. The largest of these is the Potomac Valley Collection (PVC).

November 14 through January 4- The gardens come to LIGHT at night at Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights! More than 500,000 lights illuminate the trees and displays of flowers, animals, fountains, a stream, and much more. Click here for ticket and other Winter Walk of Lights information. 

March & April- Daffodils, Minor Bulbs, Tulips, Magnolias, Flowering Cherries, Potomac Valley Native Wildflowers, Rock Garden, Conifers Collection, Lenten Rose.
* Check out the Daffodils near the Woods Gazebo and Lake Carolyn Irises & Cherry Trees.
May- Scillas, Azaleas, Rhododendron, Dogwoods, Lilacs, Siberian Irises, Bradford Pears, Flowering Plums, Butterfly Garden, Crab Apples, White Garden, Tulips, Potomac Valley Native Wildflowers, Peonies, Alliums and Flowering shrubs.
* Don’t miss the White Garden near the Atrium & Peonies behind Lake Carolyn.
June- Hosta Garden, Hydrangeas, Herb Garden, Daylilies, Wildflower Meadow, White Garden, Butterfly Garden, Native and Non-Native ferns, Alliums, Perennials.
* Take a moment to enjoy the lush shade and serenity of the Hosta Garden.
July & August- Hosta Garden, Herb Garden, Perennial Garden, Butterfly Garden, White Garden, Bold Garden, Salvia Collection, Hydrangeas, Container Plantings, Crepe Myrtles, Ferns & Fern Allies, Annual Plantings, Aquatic Plants, Grasses.
* Stroll through the Potomac Valley Collection to see the diversity of native plants and experience the seclusion of a mature hardwood forest.
September- Hosta Garden, Herb Garden, Ferns, Butterfly Garden, Container Plantings, Grasses, Chrysanthemums, Annuals, Salvia, Early Fall Color, Cancer Garden.
* Walk out to the Salvia & Herb Gardens for a real sensory treat.
October- Chrysanthemums, Grasses, Conifers, Pansies, Perennials, Virginia Native Trees, Fruits on Native and Ornamental Trees & Shrubs, Salvias, Fall Color Peak.
* See the Salvia Peak and Hike the mulched nature trails to experience great Fall colors.
November thru February- Conifer Garden, Hollies, Grasses, Lenten Roses, Indoor Plantings, Red Twig & Yellow Twig Dogwood, Heaths, Nandinas.
* Escape the winter chill inside the Atrium Gardens or take brisk a hike and then drop by the Visitor Center fire place to warm up.
  Learn More About The Gardens (PDF)