On July 22, 2013, we began construction of our new Meadow Garden—an expanded experience that will grow our existing Meadow from 40 to 86 acres and add colorful, native wildflower plantings, trails, and engaging interpretation and programs throughout the seasons.
We plan to realize a 21st century American meadow offering guests a chance to see wildlife, native wildflowers and grasses, plantings, and a historic Colonial home that will tell the story of how the land has evolved from the 1700s.
We’ve approached the design of this newest garden using best practices in stewardship while amplifying our horticultural excellence. We are preserving and improving the quality of all its environmental resources—its ecosystems, biodiversity, water, soil, air, and human connections.
We will enhance the Meadow Garden experience through tours, classes, and school group programs. We envision the new Meadow Garden highlighting native plants of our region while flourishing within a fabric of ecologically, socially, and culturally rich surroundings.
As we create this new garden experience, our existing Meadow will be closed to guests, reopening in summer 2014. This closure will also affect the Lookout Loft treehouse, and the Forest Walk.