Date & Price
Saturday, June 23, 2018
11:00 am–4:00 pm
Free with Gardens Admission
Beauty and the Bees!
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.
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
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.
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.