• Longwood Gardens ~ A Walk in the Meadow

    Posted on October 4, 2014 by in Field Trip, Things that inspire me in the garden
    Webb Farmhouse http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Looking across the meadow to the Webb Farmhouse ~ Longwood Gardens

     

    Longwood Gardens opened the new Meadow Garden this year and it is putting on quite a show for fall! Planted both naturally and with the help of Longwood’s staff and volunteers, this meadow garden is a native garden at its very best.

    Entering the garden, stroll over a footbridge spanning two ponds alive with turtles and frogs. The meadow lies before you on rolling hills. Birds, butterflies, beneficial insects and pollinators are in wonderland here. A rustic path, reminiscent of a worn farm wagon trail, winds through this lush meadow.

    Native plants and wildflowers’ blooms attract wildlife and create a picturesque tableau against a clear blue autumn sky. Following the path, you encounter the cool shade of beechwoods by a trickling creek.

    Gentle cutbacks in the trail lead up the hill to the Webb Farmhouse, a restored 300-year-old stone home. Now serving as an art gallery and educational center for the Meadow Garden, from the outside it is a step back in time.

    Come along with me on the wagon trail through the meadow. It was a wonderful nature walk that I will look forward to taking every season of the year.

     

    Butterflies and Meadow Flowers http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Butterflies and Meadow Flowers ~ Longwood Gardens Meadow

    Bluebird House http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Bluebird House ~ Longwood Gardens Meadow

    Meadow Asters http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Meadow Asters ~ Longwood Gardens Meadow

    Monarch Butterfly on Thistle http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Monarch Butterfly on Thistle ~ Longwood Gardens Meadow

    Native Sunflowers http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Native Sunflowers ~ Longwood Gardens Meadow

    Queen Anne's Lace http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Queen Anne’s Lace ~ Longwood Gardens Meadow

    Queen Anne's Lace Seedhead http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Queen Anne’s Lace Seedhead ~ Longwood Gardens Meadow

    Rudbeckia http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Rudbeckia in the meadow ~ Longwood Gardens

    Beechwood Forest http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Beechwood Forest on the meadow’s edge ~ Longwood Gardens

    Webb Farmhouse http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Looking across the meadow to the Webb Farmhouse ~ Longwood Gardens

    Webb Farmhouse http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Webb Farmhouse Marker ~ Longwood Gardens

    Webb Farmhouse http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Back Porch of the Webb Farmhouse ~ Longwood Gardens

    Webb Farmhouse http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Front view of the Webb Farmhouse ~ Longwood Gardens

    Solidago http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/longwood-gardens-a-walk-in-the-meadow/

    Solidago in the meadow by the old dairy farm ~ Longwood Gardens

    More garden tours you might enjoy :

    Chanticleer Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-the-unusual-and-romantic-gardens-of-chanticleer/

    Chanticleer Garden

    Mt. Cuba Center http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Mt. Cuba Center

    Mohonk Mountain House http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/inspiring-gardens/mohonk/

    Mohonk Mountain House

     

6 Responses so far.

  1. Patti says:

    Still want to visit in person one day but this was fun. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Melissa says:

    Wowser dowsers! Those pics with the house would make great paintings! So beautiful.

  3. Jonni says:

    Barb, fantastic photos! Love Longwood Gardens.

    • Barb says:

      Thanks, Jonni! I am fortunate enough to go to Longwood Gardens every week for painting class. Then, afterwards, I stroll to my heart’s content!

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