Wildflower meadow

Wildflower Meadow

The Wildflower Meadow was designed to be an interactive environment where children and families can engage with native plants and wildlife. Mowed walking trails leading from the Playground make it easy for guests to explore this native landscape.

The meadow provides habitat for local wildlife year-round, featuring approximately 40 different native plant species, including perennials and native grasses. Plant diversity provides a long flowering season, both for aesthetic appeal and to provide nectar for local pollinators. The plants in this area are left standing throughout the winter, as many insects overwinter in the hollow stems. The seeds of these plants also attract flocks of birds during the cold winter months.  

Dow Gardens Audio Tour
  1. Visitor Center & Gift Shop
  2. Birch Grove
  3. Boulder Pass & Waterfall
  4. Streamside
  5. Conservatory
  6. Secret Garden
  7. Herb Garden
  8. Sun Bridge
  9. The Pines
  10. The Yew Maze
  11. Willow Wedding Site
  12. Red Bridge Overlook & The Maze
  13. Founders' Circle
  14. The Bumps
  15. Observation Island
  16. Wedding Peninsula
  17. Rhododendron Trail
  18. Children's Garden
  19. Rose Garden & Trial Beds
  20. Rose Garden Bridge
  21. Orange Bridge Overlook & The Snake Creek Floodplain
  22. Orchard
  23. Mini Pines
  24. Wildflower Meadow
  25. Playground
  26. Forest Trails
  27. Covered Bridge
  28. Canopy Walk
  29. Education Center