By Melissa O'Brien
PHS Meadowbrook Farm is officially open for the season! Visit PHS’s free public garden and enjoy acres of plant life against the backdrop of a lovely, well-maintained historic estate. Please be advised that Meadowbrook Farm is in the midst of some exciting renovations but is open to the public through October 29, 2022.
Here are five fun ways to enjoy Meadowbrook Farm while the weather is still inviting!
Meadowbrook Farm is the perfect place to go birding, with more than 25 acres of wildlife around the estate. There are plenty of trees, shrubs, and native plants for birds to nest in. There are also water fountains throughout the property for the birds to bathe in and drink from. See how many species you can spot!
There are shady spots throughout Meadowbrook Farm to stop for a daytime or late afternoon picnic. Sit down at a picnic table or bench and enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you snack – or bring a blanket to be closer to the gardens! Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the property. Dogs on a leash are allowed too – so don’t forget to invite your furry friend!
Is there anything more relaxing than reading your favorite book while surrounded by nature? If this sounds like an idyllic way to spend the day, then don't miss out on the last few weeks of outdoor reading weather. You can even invite your book club to a unique venue for your outdoor discussion, taking advantage of our many ‘garden rooms.’
Bring your kids and have them take part in a scavenger hunt around Meadowbrook Farm. With so many plant species, there is no shortage of things to look for! If your child is interested in insects, you can even bring a magnifying glass to get a closer look at all the wildlife in the garden. And don’t forget the trademark lizard motifs throughout the property!
One of the great things about Meadowbrook Farm is that it is always changing. Whether you visit once, twice, or several times, you are sure to notice new growth each time. There have been plenty of changes since last season, so we encourage you to visit the gardens while they are still vibrant and blooming.