The Gardens will close at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 23, for all but Fireworks & Fountains ticketholders. Last entry for both Members and timed ticketholders is 3:30 pm. Tickets for Saturday’s Fireworks & Fountains Show are sold out.
Through the use of approved land management strategies, we preserve our perimeter and natural lands, thereby providing natural resource protection and wildlife habitat.
Preserving the Purpose of Perimeter and Natural Lands
Our perimeter and natural lands serve many purposes. These areas—which include agricultural lands, meadows, wetlands, and woodlands—form a buffer between the Gardens and neighboring properties, offer wildlife habitat, provide natural resource protection, and offer a visual and auditory sense of quiet.
Maintaining the inherent beauty and purpose of our perimeter and natural lands is an intensive and determined effort that requires a thorough understanding of ecosystems and land management strategies.
A Methodical Approach to Land Management
Using comprehensive botanical surveys (conducted approximately every six to seven years), we map our perimeter and natural lands so that we can better tailor and execute appropriate adaptive land management strategies. These strategies vary by area and include:
Invasive plant management
Mowing and prescribed burning
Native species plantings
Forest, meadow, wetland, and wildlife management and restoration.