Burke’s Garden

Known as “Vanderbilt’s First Choice” and “God’s Thumbprint,” beautiful Burke’s Garden is Virginia’s highest valley, and its largest rural historic district.  This bowl shaped valley carved out of the top of a mountain offers the most breathtaking scenery, with fertile farmland, abundant wildlife, rare bird watching, peaceful biking and adventurous hiking on the Appalachian Trail. 

Enjoy a traditional Amish meal at Mattie’s Place or the Burke’s Garden General Store, enjoy traditional and contemporary Appalachian art at the Burke’s Garden Artisan Guild and have your photo taken at the Burke’s Garden LOVE Barn quilt – an official Virginia Tourism LOVEwork.  

The entire valley and the Burke’s Garden Central Church and Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

General Info

Agricultural, Bicycle, Cemeteries, Geological Formations, Hiking/Climbing, Historic, Historical/Heritage, Motorsports, Mountains, Outdoors and Sports, Scenic Drives/Places, Scenic/Outdoors, Wildlife Observation

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