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Meet Us in the Meadow

Meet Us in the Meadow

Date & Price

Saturday, September 21, 2019

1:00–4:00 pm

Free with Gardens Admission

Timed Admission Tickets Required

Member Reservations Required if Arriving after 3:00 pm

Our Meadow Garden stretches from soil to wide open sky. Discover pollinators, feathered friends, and an abundance of plants while celebrating and exploring this incredible habitat. Our experts share information, conduct walks, and provide an understanding of the connections between the plants, animals, and land that make up the Meadow Garden. Kid-focused nature activities offer family fun and discovery.

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

Download event map and schedule.

Stations and Activities include ...

Welcome to the Meadow

Location: Meadow Entrance
Meet our meadow experts and explore the plants, insects and birds found in the garden.

Meet the Plant Experts

Location: Across from the base of the Meadow Garden stairs
Discover what native plants will grow best in your backyard with experts from North Creek Nurseries.

Planting for Pollinators

Location: Meadow Entrance
DIY gardening ideas for using pollinator-friendly plants in your outdoor spaces.

Check Out the Tractor

Location: Orchard
Give your kids a chance to sit in the Meadow Garden tractor and take in the view.

Walks and Hikes

Location: Under the Lookout Loft Treehouse

  • 1:00–2:00 pm Forest Hike
    Learn about Longwood’s champion trees, and discover how we manage our native woodlands.
  • 1:30–2:00 pm Family Discovery Walk
    Use your senses as you explore the Meadow Garden.
  • 2:00–3:00 pm Meadow Ecology Walk
    See the Meadow Garden through the eyes of our expert Natural Lands team.
  • 3:00–4:00 pm Native Wildflower and Invasive Plant Hike
    Explore the importance of growing native wildflowers and how to identify invasive plants.

Bluebird Talk

Location: Hourglass Lake Pavilion
Learn about our Bluebird banding and nesting programs.

What is an Estuary and Why Do We Need a Healthy One?

Location: Hourglass Lake Pavilion
Get the answers from the experts from Delaware Estuary.

Planting for Pollinators

Location: Along the gravel path
Learn how to support our native pollinators in your own backyard and take home some ideas on using natural material for container planting.

Meadow Insect Discovery for Kids

Location: Lookout Loft Treehouse

  • Test Your Knowledge
    Spin the wheel and see how much you know about meadow pollinators.
  • Take a Look
    What does an insect wing look like up close? Come find out!

Native Plant Giveaway

Location: Meadow Entrance
Take home a native potted plant to grow in your home garden. Limited to the first 1,000 guests.

Did You Know?

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

This plan guides the land use and stewardship principles, practices, and decisions regarding our open space.

Through this lens, we work to preserve our natural lands, protect our watersheds, and both develop and maintain suitable habitat for wildlife.

Thank You to Our Partners!

North Creek Nurseries

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary