The Hall Garden : 603 Draper Road SW, Blacksburg
Tucked behind a well-designed front cottage garden in this historic Blacksburg neighborhood is a lush and shady strolling garden that features plenty of places to rest and enjoy intimate views. Numerous mature trees, including a magnificent heritage river birch and Japanese maple, as well as a wisteria vine enveloping a pergola, invite birds and other visitors to flow from one garden room to another. A cool palette of pinks, blues, and purples enhances the peaceful atmosphere, as does a raised side garden with a koi pond. Of the 150 plant varieties found here, July displays will include hostas, ferns, Jacob's ladder, giant Solomon's seal, heuchera, columbine, crocosmia, hardy begonia, Veronica, thalictrum, and many shades of phlox-jewels that sparkle in their serene background.