Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg typically begin at the Visitor’s Center which includes a complex of buildings, a hotel, a motel, and a conference center. Shuttle buses run from morning to 10pm, but you can easily walk into the historic areas from many places.
My first stop coincidentally was the Governor’s Palace Gardens. I started exploring the gardens in the back of the Palace, with its topiary, gravel walkways, and imposing brick walls.
The entrance to the Palace is topped with a gorgeous heraldic shield of lion and unicorn.
Wooded tunnels line both sides of the garden, providing cool walkways for hot summer days.
A number of places to sit and contemplate the garden are offered.
More on the gardens to come …