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Meet Us in the Meadow

Meet Us in the Meadow

Date & Price

Saturday, June 23, 2018
11:00 am–4:00 pm


Free with Gardens Admission

Beauty and the Bees!

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Our Meadow stretches from soil to wide open sky. Come celebrate the incredible habitat and pollinators found here during National Pollinator Week! Enjoy live bluegrass music while you absorb great ideas from our experts to use in your own garden. Kid-focused nature activities offer family fun and discovery. Let the beauty of our Meadow Garden inspire you. Please note that Meet Us in the Meadow is held rain or shine.

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Stations and Activities include ...

Creative Native Garden Elements

Get some great tips for using natural materials as creative garden elements and pollinator habitat in your own garden.

Planting for Pollinators

DIY gardening ideas for using pollinator-friendly plants in your outdoor spaces.

What’s the Buzz? Insect Discovery & Games

Get up close and personal with native pollinators. Kids of all ages can explore the world of native pollinators with live insects, hands-on activities like our giant lawn games and interactive storytelling.

Meet the Experts

University of Delaware and Penn State insect experts share their expertise and introduce you to citizen science projects you can help with.

Beginner Bird Hikes

Join experienced birding volunteers as they introduce you to bird watching on a hike through the Meadow Garden. In addition to exploring the Meadow Garden, you will also see how our land stewardship program helps maintain habitat for the many bird species that feed and nest in the area.

Meadow Ecology Walks

Walk through the Meadow Garden with Natural Lands staff and learn more about Longwood’s native meadow, plant and pollinator interactions, fire ecology, and the adaptive management practices that Longwood uses to steward its grassland ecosystems.

Meadow Wildflower Walk

This walk starts on our accessible Meadow Boardwalk, introducing you to our beautiful Meadow Garden. From there, you may continue with our wildflower experts on our meadow trails to discover what’s in bloom.

Family Discovery Walks

Take a closer look at creatures and plants of the meadow using your senses on 30-minute nature walks.

Native Plant Giveaway

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

All About Birds: Bird Banding & Nesting Talks

Find out more about our thriving bluebird stewardship program from the team who cares for them.

Bluegrass Music

Enjoy the sounds of live bluegrass from 12:00–3:00 pm.

Did you know?

Longwood’s Soil to Sky Management Plan protects and enhances our nearly 1,100 acres for future generations.

Beyond our public gardens we have preserved more than 600 acres of open space.

We work to provide habitat for native species, protection of the five watersheds on our property, and beautiful natural views.

Thank You to Our Partners!

North Creek Nurseries

Penn State Center for Pollinator Research

University of Delaware