Come enjoy a picnic at the estate!!
These magnificent gardens are home to several rare treasure trees, a butterfly garden, a historic lily pond and an array of dazzling plants and flowers from the Piedmont region and from around the world. As with all of The Estate's renovations, great care has been taken to preserve the historic nature of the gardens and to restore them to their original splendor.
The gardens are most noted for their springtime beauty when the azaleas, dogwoods, tulips and rhododendrons are in full bloom! However, there are surprises to be found all throughout the year. The gardens provide a year-round focus by combining plant and wildlife with the soothing sounds of a waterfall and seasonal splashes of color.
As you stroll the grounds, note the whimsical stone statues that grace the gardens, the one of a kind mosaic fountain and the playful tree swing that has served as a romantic seat for many local bridal portraits.
We look forward to your visit.
Award winning cuisine! We serve a delicious Southern homemade breakfast for all lodging guests. The VanLandingham Estate (and sister property, the Morehead Inn) are both open to the public for social and corporate events all throughout the year. Look here for special seasonal recipes from our culinary team all throughout the year!