Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Type: 
parks
Jul 27
11:00am to 12:00pm

Keith Tomlinson, Manager of Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, and expert on native plants, will lead a hike through one of the great botanical preserves of Northern Virginia. The Winkler Preserves near Seminary Road and I-395 in Alexandria is a nearly 50-acre oasis of nature and beauty. Established by the Winkler Foundation, the Preserve offers a remarkable location to learn about the native ecosystems of our area.

Mr. Tomlinson has worked as an interpretive naturalist and natural resource manager over the past thirty years and worked at the Winkler Preserve prior to his career at NOVA Parks. He currently leads conservation and programmatic efforts at Meadowlark. This is a unique opportunity to explore the Winkler Preserve with an expert and learn about this local treasure.

On-site parking is limited, please RSVP: sbetts@nvrpa.org

Jun 29
10:30am to 11:30am

Here's a great deal! Make your own Bucket of Blooms with Horticulturist Carol Miranda for only $15 on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens! Carol will share tips and tricks for making a beautiful bucket planter of annuals, perfect for your front steps or on your deck. This program is for adults and ages 16 and older and requires online reservations. This program is limited to only 10 participants, so register soon!

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is located at 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, in Vienna, Virginia.  Please check in at the Visitor Center Admissions Desk. 

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Jun 22
10:00am to 2:00pm

Daylily Day includes a walking tour at 10:15 am, and an Exhibition and Daylily Sale from 10am to 2pm.

DAYLILY SALE 10am to 2pm - Here’s your chance to add gorgeous varieties of Daylilies to your yard. Bare-root daylily plants from Meadowlark’s collection and from members of the Northern Virginia
Daylily Society will be sold at $5 per double fan or 5 for $20. The sale will take place in the Visitor Center. CHECK AND CASH SALES ONLY.
DAYLILY EXHIBITION 10am to 2pm - The Northern Virginia Daylily Society will exhibit a variety of exquisite daylily blooms. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorites, winners of the popular vote will be announced at 1:30 p.m. NVDS Members will be available to demonstrate division techniques and answer questions.
DAYLILY WALKING TOUR 10:15am - Northern Virginia Daylily Society President Janice Kennedy will lead a walking tour through Meadowlark Botanical Gardens impressive Daylily Collection including its Gold Medallion Garden of award-winning varieties. This tour is free and those participating in the tour will also have free admission.

Jun 30
2:00pm to 3:30pm

You are invited to view the winning images of the 13th annual Washington Gardener Photo Contest at an art show at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA. All 17 stunning photos were taken in DC-area gardens. Both inspirational and educational, this show represents the best of garden photography in the greater DC metropolitan region.

The photo show reception is Sunday, June 30 from 2:00-3:30pm at the Meadowlark Visitor Center's lobby. The opening reception is open to the public and is free to attend. You may also come by and view the photos any time during the normal Visitor Center hours (10am-7pm daily). The photo show runs through July 30.

Washington Gardener Magazine is already announcing an 14th Annual Washington Gardener Photo Contest. Start gathering your images now and throughout this year. Most all of the entry rules will remain the same as this year’s contest. Photos need to be taken during the 2019 calendar year in a garden-setting in the greater Washington, DC area. We will again accept the entries during the first three weeks of January.

Washington Gardener Magazine (http://www.washingtongardener.com/) is the gardening publication specifically for the local metro area — zones 6-7 — Washington DC and its suburbs. Washington Gardener Magazine’s basic mission is to help DC area gardens grow better. The magazine is written entirely by and for local area gardeners.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
(www.nvrpa.org/park/meadowlark_botanical_gardens) is a park of beauty, conservation, education and discovery. Throughout the year at this 95-acre complex are large ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections. Walking trails, lakes, more than 20 varieties of cherry trees, irises, peonies, an extensive shade garden, native wildflowers, gazebos, birds, butterflies, seasonal blooms and foliage create a sanctuary of beauty and nature. Meadowlark is part of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

May 19
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Enjoy a guided walk through the Potomac Valley Collection in search of emerging Spring native plants at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019. This program is geared for adults and children ages 6. Participants should be prepared to walk along a hilly wood mulch trail for the hour-long tour.

The program is free with paid admission to the Gardens. Admission to the Gardens is $6 per adult and $3.00 for children ages 6-17 and for those age 55 and older. Admission can be paid when you check in for the walk at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Visitor Center admissions desk.Preregistration requested so that we may contact participants if the walk is cancelled due to poor weather.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is located at 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA.

 

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May 10
5:00pm to 7:00pm

It’s Spring! It’s time to start reaping the benefits of a rewarding nature practice.  On Friday, May 10, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., join certified nature therapy guide, Denise Burdette, for Forest Bathing.  Meandering forest trails, reflective lakes, soft meadows, and lush gardens - through a series of sensory-opening invitations you’ll slow down, quiet the mind and explore your relationship with the natural world for renewal and insight. You’ll leave feeling soothed, centered and more intimately connected with yourself and the world around you.

Forest bathing, also called nature therapy, is the fast-growing practice of enjoying and connecting deeply with the restorative powers of nature for whole-being health and wellness. Studies indicate that time spent in nature boosts the immune system, reduces anxiety and soothes over-stressed neural pathways associated with technology addiction and attention fatigue, improving our ability to focus and sharpening cognition and creativity. Perhaps most importantly, the simple act of tuning out the “noise” of the modern world and tuning in to the quiet of Nature can create the space to reconnect with who we are and what is meaningful in our lives, reminding us that when we choose those things that most enliven us, we tend to be happier and healthier.

As a practice, forest bathing is a gentle, slow activity accessible for most fitness levels. We will walk on a forest trail for no more than about a quarter of a mile over the course of 2 hours. It’s a great experience for couples, family members, friends, and small groups.

PRE-REGISTRATION/ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED to reserve your place and receive meet-up instructions and weather alerts. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-bathing-at-meadowlark-botanical-gard... to purchase tickets. 

The fee for this 2-hour program is $30.
Our group size is limited to 12 people. 
Ages 14 and older. A parent or legal guardian must accompany those under 18 years of age.
Leave the devices behind.
More information on forest bathing:  Fertile Return.com

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Apr 27
8:00am to 10:00am

It’s Spring! It’s time to start reaping the benefits of a rewarding nature practice.  On Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m., join certified nature therapy guide, Denise Burdette, for Forest Bathing.  Meandering forest trails, reflective lakes, soft meadows, and lush gardens - through a series of sensory-opening invitations you’ll slow down, quiet the mind and explore your relationship with the natural world for renewal and insight. You’ll leave feeling soothed, centered and more intimately connected with yourself and the world around you.

Forest bathing, also called nature therapy, is the fast-growing practice of enjoying and connecting deeply with the restorative powers of nature for whole-being health and wellness. Studies indicate that time spent in nature boosts the immune system, reduces anxiety and soothes over-stressed neural pathways associated with technology addiction and attention fatigue, improving our ability to focus and sharpening cognition and creativity. Perhaps most importantly, the simple act of tuning out the “noise” of the modern world and tuning in to the quiet of Nature can create the space to reconnect with who we are and what is meaningful in our lives, reminding us that when we choose those things that most enliven us, we tend to be happier and healthier.

As a practice, forest bathing is a gentle, slow activity accessible for most fitness levels. We will walk on a forest trail for no more than about a quarter of a mile over the course of 2 hours. It’s a great experience for couples, family members, friends, and small groups.

This morning session will take place before the Garden is open to the public. PRE-REGISTRATION/ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED to reserve your place and receive meet-up instructions and weather alerts. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-bathing-at-meadowlark-botanical-gard... to purchase tickets. 

  • The fee for this 2-hour program is $30.
  • Our group size is limited to 12 people. 
  • Ages 14 and older. A parent or legal guardian must accompany those under 18 years of age.
  • Leave the devices behind.
  • More information on forest bathing:  Fertile Return.com
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Jun 14
10:30am to 11:30am

Preschoolers (and their parents) will explore nature through games, stories, crafts, and garden exploration on Friday, June 14, 2019, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The program fee for each child is $7. There is a $3 online credit card transaction fee. Space is limited, and online registration is required.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is located at 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA. Please check in at the Visitor Center Admission Desk.

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May 18
11:00am to 1:30pm

The Annual Korean Bell Garden Celebration is on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 P.M. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, in Vienna, VA. 

This free festive celebration, presented by the Korean American Cultural Committee, features traditional Korean dance performances, music, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, beautiful traditional Korean clothing, Korean games, delicious complimentary Korean food, and the ringing of the 6,000 pound Korean Bell of Peace and Harmony. 

Admission to the Gardens is also free from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Reservations are not required. 

 

Mar 24
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Garden Manager Keith Tomlinson on a guided walk through the Potomac Valley Collection in search of emerging Spring native plants at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019. This program is geared for adults and children ages 6 and older. Participants should be prepared to walk along a hilly wood mulch trail for the hour-long tour.

The program is free with paid admission to the Gardens. Admission to the Gardens is $6 per adult and $3.00 for children ages 6-17 and for those age 55 and older. Admission can be paid when you check in for the walk at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Visitor Center admissions desk. Preregistration requested so that we may contact participants if the walk is cancelled due to poor weather. 

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is located at 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA.

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