Come wander the more than three miles of trails of the meadows of Longwood Gardens. Saturday, October 11th, is a Meadow Days event offering opportunities to learn while you weave and meander among the grasses and wildflowers.
A meadow in full glory
Partnering with Natural Lands Trust, Longwood Gardens has packaged exceptional timing for a fun to learn event with Saturday’s Meadow Days schedule. Visitors can explore the radiant meadow, at their own pace, pausing at key locations to listen and learn from experts. There will be scheduled talks by staff of Natural Lands Trust on the importance of meadows for saving the pollinators, as nature’s way to filter waters, and applications for your own backyard. These talks will be respectively held at the Pollinator Overlook, Hourglass Lake Pavilion and Forest Edge pavilion meadow stations. The remarkably restored Webb Farmhouse & Galleries, of the Meadow Gardens of Longwood Gardens, will also feature regular talks on its historic covered porch. October is notable for the variety of birds, bees and butterflies that abound the tall grasses, as well as, the ever changing color pallet as autumn takes hold. Well remarked in the Stewardship Handbook of Natural Land Trust, while meadows are beautiful year-round, it is early fall when meadows exhibit their full glory.
Walk and learn
Learnings from the experts, staff and volunteers of National Lands Trust, is worthy of your time while visiting Longwood Gardens. Natural Lands Trust is the region’s largest conservation organization with a dedicated focus and a passion to preserve open space, manage natural resources while connecting people with nature. They currently own and manage 42 nature preserves, totaling nearly 22,000 acres. More importantly, they have the experience and successful results with creating and managing meadows from their efforts with their nearby preserves. Meadows have been regained from pasture and farm lands to once again become habitation for many. Birds, butterflies and wildlife dependent on certain meadow grasses for their habitat are beginning to thrive. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, birder, or simply joyful for all that this vibrant meadow welcomes and preserves, this Longwood Gardens Meadow Days event is for you. Be sure you wear suitable shoes to walk the grassy trails, bring a camera and also your questions. The meadow is calling, come experience its energy and colors.