October at Longwood – Part 2 – the Meadow Garden

When my friend Sarah and I planned our trip to Longwood earlier this month, one of the destinations I had in mind within the gates was its new Meadow Garden. Opened in June of this year, the 86-acre expanse was designed by Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects and boasts three miles of walking trails and boardwalks that take visitors from the edge of Hourglass Lake up to the Webb Farmhouse and Galleries. We covered a lot of territory (and continued to struggle with the strong sun, photographically) and marveled at how beautiful and wild the garden is. Some friends who had visited in September had been able to see goldenrod in flower, at the end of the summer season, and we were a bit early for strong fall color in the trees. But these images should give you a good idea of how magnificent the space is.

For more information on the Meadow, visit Longwood’s website and this excellent article published by the American Society of Landscape Architects earlier this year when the Meadow Garden opened.

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2 Comments on “October at Longwood – Part 2 – the Meadow Garden”

  1. Lucia Goldman Says:

    Melissa, the last image reminds me so much of Andrew Wyeth’s exhibit at the National Gallery, “Looking Out, Looking In”…

    • Melissa Says:

      What a compliment 🙂
      Not quite the same quality! But perhaps the same idea – I loved seeing the buildings in the distance, and the “spiderweb” on the frame.


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