Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2023: Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville , VA

Capitalizing on a multitude of scenic natural features and mountain views was the starting point for the master plan of this 175 acre site in Albemarle County. The design scope included siting a main house, a guest cottage, and a chapel, along with several landscape elements including trails, sheep paddocks and and meadows, while respecting and accentuating the agricultural history of the land.

Liberty Hall, Charlottesville, VA - Photo by Paul Josey, 2022

The landscape surrounding the house prioritizes the expansive western view. A series of terraced gardens opening up to the mountains gently navigate from the house down to various outbuildings and trails. To the west of the house, an arced path highlights the knoll landform and demarcates an area around the house where lawn may one day transition into meadow.

Liberty Hall, Charlottesville, VA - Photo by Paul Josey, 2021

The preservation of several mature specimen trees (more than a hundred years old) that surrounded the previous residence was critical to the landscape design, contributing both scale and shade to the newly constructed home. A oval lawn punctuated by a stately beech tree marks the site of the previous structure.

Liberty Hall, Charlottesville, VA - Photo by Paul Josey, 2021

Further afield, a large, degraded pond was restored to its original stream condition with several acres of reforestation and restoration planting. Several miles of walking and mountain biking trails also wind throughout the property, offering boundless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Liberty Hall, Charlottesville, VA - Photo by Paul Josey, 2021


This Garden Dialogue will be led by Mary Wolf and Paul Josey from Wolf Josey Landscape Architects.


1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

Click here to view the complete 2023 season of Garden Dialogues.



Refund Policy

Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:

Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)

Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%

No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event

No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).

Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.