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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Things to do

Winter Walk of Lights

A Regional Favorite: Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights

Bring the family to enjoy the magical Winter Walk of lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. Every year between Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, the garden is transformed into a half-mile, animated light show. 

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Botanical Gardens

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna Virginia, has created three distinct native plant collections in support of the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation. The largest of these is the Potomac Valley Collection (PVC).


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Camp Grow

Camp Grow at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, in Vienna, VA, invites children to explore nature through hands-on activities, gardening, discovery walks, crafts, music, storytelling, and animal programs.


Outdoor Programs
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Education and Tours

Tours presenting numerous aspects of the Meadowlark Gardens are available for garden clubs, school field trips, upper level classes, and other groups.  Cost varies. Field trips, scout badge programs, tours, programs, and classes should be pre-scheduled on an individual basis.  

To arrange a field trip, tour, program, class, or a badge session for your group,call the education staff at 703-255-3631, extension 106 or register online.



Gazebo Rentals

Settled within Meadowlark Botanical Gardens are three gazebos that serve as perfect locations for a private and intimate wedding ceremony. Each wedding gazebo accommodates varying capacities and are located throughout the garden. Maximum capacities range between 50 to 120 standing guests in and around the gazebos.


Korean Bell Garden

The Korean Bell Garden of Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a beautiful backdrop for any wedding or private event. Created via a joint effort between NOVA Parks and the Korean American Cultural Committee (KACC), this great endeavor began with a proposal in 2007. Since then, the Garden continued to take shape, adding key elements and forever changing the landscape on an otherwise unused hill.


Lilac Pavilion

Our newest pavilion is located on one of Meadowlark’s beautiful open fields just before you enter the garden. Available for reservations seven days a week, this is the perfect location for a casual celebration or gathering.


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Roving Naturalist Program

NOVA Parks is pleased to offer a nature interpretation program designed to connect the citizens of northern Virginia with the natural world in our parks. Through guided nature walks, hikes, canoe and kayak tours, night explorations, stream and pond studies, and live animal programs, participants gain the opportunity to discover our native flora and fauna in a safe and fun environment. Programs are catered to kids, adults, and anyone interested in the natural world.


Outdoor Programs
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Visitor Center

Opened in 1992, the Meadowlark Visitor Center is a significant architectural landmark in Northern Virginia featuring several aquaria exhibits, an interactive exhibit space focusing on plant diversity, and several interactive computer based exhibits feature rotating topics on the garden collections. The Visitor Center houses a gift shop, restrooms, administrative offices and a library. A large central fireplace is a favorite spot in which to relax and socialize during the winter months. The Visitor's Center is a beautiful location for cocktail events, business meetings, and intimate weddings and receptions for up to 100 guests.


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Ice Skating at Cameron Run

Enjoy gliding on the ice at Cameron Run Regional Park, just minutes from Old Town Alexandria! Ice Skating Birthday Party Packages and Group Reservations now available!