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Spring Wildflower Walk

This event is sold out. To be added to the waiting list please email or call us at 540-869-2028.

Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Meet at Belle Grove and then drive over to Fort Bowman Road for walk to learn about Virginia wildflowers led by Dr. Woody Bousquet, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Biology, Shenandoah University. We timed this event to hopefully coincide with the blooming of the Virginia Bluebells along Cedar Creek.

While the walk will not be strenous, the ground is uneven and guests should wear shoes that can handle walking on soft ground and mud. All guests are asked to wear masks when not eating or drinking, even when outdoors. This is a rain or shine event.

We will return to Belle Grove for a boxed lunch from Shaffer's BBQ to enjoy outdoors or to go.


  • Pulled Pork, Brisket or Chicken BBQ Sandwich
  • Creamy Coleslaw
  • Route 11 Chips
  • Brownie
  • Soda of Choice or Water

Host: Dr. Woodward Bousquet

Sponsors: Suzanne and John Conrad

Location: Meet at Belle Grove, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645

Attire: Casual, weather appropriate.

This event is part of the "Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts," unique parties and experiences that are hosted and sponsored by Belle Grove supporters to raise funds for our preservation and education programs. Your ticket purchases will contribute to one of our most important annual fundraisers—thank you! To be notified when these event tickets go on sale in February, please email us.