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Meet Us in the Meadow

Meet Us in the Meadow

Dates & Price

Free with Gardens admission

Bring friends and family and meet us in our Meadow Garden. Learn about migrating birds and monarchs, planting native plants to support them, and enjoy family-friendly nature activities. Discover the amazing habitat thriving there and enjoy its expanse and beauty while our experts share ideas you can take home. Enjoy the sounds of live bluegrass music as you explore the many activities.

Please note that Meet Us in the Meadow is held rain or shine.

September 24
1:00–5:00 pm
A Migration Celebration

MILLION POLLINATOR STATION

Be one of a Million Pollinator Gardens across the USA and register your pollinator garden.

AUTUMN IS FOR PLANTING NATIVES!

Discover how to use native plants to attract more birds and pollinators to your yard or garden.

TINY MIGRATORS

Meet our experts and explore migrating insects including butterflies and dragonflies. Test your knowledge at our pollinator wheel!

HAWK WATCH

Join our birding experts searching the sky for migrating hawks.

NATIVE PLANT GIVEAWAY

First 1,000 participants can pot a native plant to take home.

HABITAT HAIKUHabitat Haiku

Can you Haiku? Be inspired by nature, and create your own poem! Share using #MeadowGarden on Instagram and Twitter.

KIDS CORNER

Explore nature with hands-on activities in the Lookout Loft Treehouse and our Pollinator Concentration Lawn Game.

FOR THE BIRDS

Meet birding experts and learn about the Longwood banding and nest box programs.

WALKS & TALKSMeadow Walk

Meadow Bird Hikes

  • 2:00–3:00 pm
  • 3:30–4:30 pm

Meadow Ecology Walks

  • 1:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm

BLUEGRASS

Enjoy the sounds of live bluegrass from regional artist Marc Silver.

  • 1:30–4:30 pm

Thank You to Our Partners!

American Public Gardens Association

North Creek Nurseries

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

Natural Lands Trust