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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Beauty, conservation, and discovery flourish at this 95-acre oasis featuring ornamental & native gardens and the premier private event venue--THE ATRIUM.

Walking trails, lakes, more than twenty 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. Conservation and plant diversity displays in the Visitor Center invite guests of all ages to explore the natural world. The Atrium’s indoor tropical garden setting is a po

Walking trails, lakes, more than twenty 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. Conservation and plant diversity displays in the Visitor Center invite guests of all ages to explore the natural world. The Atrium’s indoor tropical garden setting is a po

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Do you love the outdoors? Come join our team! Meadowlark has positions available throughout the many departments at the ...
04/23/2022

Do you love the outdoors? Come join our team! Meadowlark has positions available throughout the many departments at the Gardens including gardening, maintenance, visitor center, and catering staff.

✅Garden Specialist $14.50/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/fXQx50I97QF

✅ Maintenance $14.50/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/8k1150I988p

✅ Visitor Center Clerk $12/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/fuQJ50I98fX

✅Horticulturist Apply: https://www.novaparks.com/employment?p=job%2Fo1QKifwD

#NOVAParks #Meadowlark #Gardenjob #jobsearch #job #employment

The #CityNatureChallenge weekend runs Friday, April 29 through Tuesday, May 2! Help scientists observe #nature! Download...
04/22/2022

The #CityNatureChallenge weekend runs Friday, April 29 through Tuesday, May 2! Help scientists observe #nature! Download the @inaturalist app and go outside to snap photos of local #wildlife! Anyone can participate and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens' lakes, woodlands are perfect places to photograph wildlife! Learn more here: https://citynaturechallengedc.org

Flowers full of sunshine. What is your favorite yellow blossom? #sunshineblossoms #springyellow #meadowlarkbotanicalgard...
04/22/2022

Flowers full of sunshine. What is your favorite yellow blossom? #sunshineblossoms #springyellow #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #novaparks #virginiagardens

If you look very hard, you might come across a Lady's Slipper in our Potomac Valley Native Plant garden.
04/20/2022

If you look very hard, you might come across a Lady's Slipper in our Potomac Valley Native Plant garden.

Here’s a cool flower to find! Pink Lady’s Slipper or Moccasin Flower (Cypripedium acaule) blooms in spring. This orchid is native to eastern North America and it’s often found in sunny coniferous or oak forests with acidic soils. In our region, you can often find them blooming from around mid-April through May. You can find Pink Lady’s Slipper in the Piedmont, but it’s more common in the Blue Ridge and to our north. The “slipper” or “moccasin” refers to its pouched floral shape. A vertical slit on the front of the slipper allows bumblebees to enter. They’re attracted to the color and scent, but will find no nectar reward inside. So tricky!

Once they are trapped inside the slipper, the bumblebee is guided by floral hairs toward an exit hole at the bottom of the slipper. Before it exits, though, the bumblebee first brushes against the sticky female stigma, which picks up pollen on the bumblebee’s body from other Pink Lady’s Slippers it had previously visited. Closer to the exit hole, the bumblebee brushes against the pollen-bearing male anthers on its way out of the slipper. A pollen delivery and then a pick-up on its way out the door, how’s that for a cool pollen courier service!

Pink Lady’s Slippers should never be picked or transplanted from the wild. They have an extremely low transplant success due to their association with mycorrhizal fungi in the soil. I particularly like how these two Pink Lady’s Slippers appear to be “holding hands.”

Photo by K. Blake. #orchids #nativeplants # pollinators #nativeplantsofnorthamerica #NativePlantMonth

Here's a wonderful resource to look at before you head off to the plant nursery.  Make your yard a beautiful wildlife ha...
04/20/2022
Native Plants

Here's a wonderful resource to look at before you head off to the plant nursery. Make your yard a beautiful wildlife habitat.

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.

"Here, this is my good side" ~A very photogenic bluebird.The star of Wildlife Wednesday this week is the Bluebird! These...
04/20/2022

"Here, this is my good side" ~A very photogenic bluebird.

The star of Wildlife Wednesday this week is the Bluebird! These frequent flyers live at the Gardens year round ☀️❄️

#WildlifeWednesday #NOVAPArks #meadowlark #bluebirds

Are you interested in becoming a citizen scientist and taking part in the 2022 City Nature Challenge? Learn how to use t...
04/20/2022

Are you interested in becoming a citizen scientist and taking part in the 2022 City Nature Challenge?

Learn how to use the iNaturalist app in our free virtual workshop taught by our NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin!

#citynaturechallenge #citizenscience #novaparks

Do you love the outdoors? Come join our team! Meadowlark has positions available throughout the many departments at the ...
04/19/2022

Do you love the outdoors? Come join our team! Meadowlark has positions available throughout the many departments at the Gardens including gardening, maintenance, visitor center, and catering staff.

✅Garden Specialist $14.50/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/fXQx50I97QF

✅ Maintenance $14.50/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/8k1150I988p

✅ Visitor Center Clerk $12/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/fuQJ50I98fX

✅Horticulturist Apply: https://www.novaparks.com/employment?p=job%2Fo1QKifwD

#NOVAParks #Meadowlark #Gardenjob #jobsearch #job #employment

04/17/2022
Happy Easter! Today's a beautiful day to enjoy the Gardens and see if any of the Easter Bunny's friends are hopping abou...
04/17/2022

Happy Easter! Today's a beautiful day to enjoy the Gardens and see if any of the Easter Bunny's friends are hopping about!

#Easter #NOVAParks #MBG #Meadowlark

04/16/2022

Let’s hunt for eggs in the Gardens! 10a-6pm on Saturday and Sunday!

Don't miss a hopping good time! Join us at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for our self guided Egg hunts all weekend long. ...
04/15/2022

Don't miss a hopping good time! Join us at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for our self guided Egg hunts all weekend long. See the link below for all Easter information

The Gardens will be open on Easter, this Sunday April 17th. The Visitor Center will be open from 10AM-6:30PM with the Gardens close at 7pm. See you soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/5026043690784098

#Easter #EasterEggHunt #MeadowlarkGardens #familyfun #NOVAParks

04/15/2022

Hippity Hoppity Hurray! The weather is beautiful today!! Enjoy a drop-in EGG HUNT 10am-6pm today, Saturday and Easter Sunday at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. The $8 Egg Hunt activity fee includes garden admission and a goodie bag of prize-filled eggs. Regular garden admission ($3-$6)/garden membership apply to those entering the Gardens with the egg-hunting child. #easteregghunt #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #novaparks #familyfunoutdoors

Do you love the outdoors? Come join our team! Meadowlark has positions available throughout the many departments at the ...
04/15/2022

Do you love the outdoors? Come join our team! Meadowlark has positions available throughout the many departments at the Gardens including gardening, maintenance, visitor center, and catering staff.

✅Garden Specialist $14.50/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/fXQx50I97QF

✅ Maintenance $14.50/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/8k1150I988p

✅ Visitor Center Clerk $12/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/fuQJ50I98fX

✅Horticulturist Apply: https://www.novaparks.com/employment?p=job%2Fo1QKifwD

#NOVAParks #Meadowlark #Gardenjob #jobsearch #job #employment

04/14/2022

These visitors are PAWSitvely adorable. PUPS & PALS GARDEN DAY continues until 6:30pm today. #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #pupsandpalsdayatthegardens #novaparks

Don't forget to bring your pooch out to Meadowlark's Spring Dog Day all day today! We also will have our Spring PAWrade ...
04/14/2022

Don't forget to bring your pooch out to Meadowlark's Spring Dog Day all day today! We also will have our Spring PAWrade today at 2pm! Come dressed in your finest flower crowns, bunny ears, & other fun festive attire for the parade at the entry garden next to the Visitor Center.

Dog admission is $6 per dog and members' dogs enter for free! Please see the Facebook event linked below for all information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/505355367714737/505355377714736/

#Meadowlark #DogDays #FamilyFun #NOVAParks #Garden #EasterEggHunt #

Meadowlark's resident geese walk the walk, honk the honk, and will let you know they're there! With it being almost goos...
04/13/2022

Meadowlark's resident geese walk the walk, honk the honk, and will let you know they're there!

With it being almost goose nesting season in the Gardens, our geese will be very protective of their nest! Please remember to give our geese plenty of space and do not feed or approach any of the Garden's wildlife.

Picture Credit: Tom Stovall
#wildlifewednesday #NOVAparks #MBG #Meadowlark #goose

We're HIRING! NOVA Parks Spring and Summer Job Fairs! Win $100 just for visiting us! Enter to win $100 by signing in at ...
04/13/2022

We're HIRING! NOVA Parks Spring and Summer Job Fairs!

Win $100 just for visiting us! Enter to win $100 by signing in at the job fair- daily drawings!

Hiring Event for Waterparks, Parks, Cafe, Catering, Maintenance, Golf, and MORE!

March 11th at The Woodlands in Algonkian Regional Park 5-7pm
March 14th at The RiverView in Occoquan Regional Park 5-7pm
March 28th at NOVA Parks Headquarters 5-7pm
April 11th at The Woodlands in Algonkian Regional Park 5-7pm
April 13th at The RiverView in Occoquan Regional Park 5-7pm

Hiring HUNDREDS OF POSITIONS AT NEW PAY RATES!

Visit our website to apply today: http://ow.ly/Ih3e50IEXs9

Already work for us? Refer a friend and get $25 per person

#nowhiring #workoutside #summer2022 #novaparks

It’s a PAWrade at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens!Bring you pup for a walk in the Gardens and Easter PAWrades on Thursdays,...
04/13/2022

It’s a PAWrade at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens!

Bring you pup for a walk in the Gardens and Easter PAWrades on Thursdays, April 7 and 14, 2022. Patrons are encouraged to decorate themselves, their pups, children, and strollers in Spring finery and join in the Easter PAWrade.

More information and costs: http://ow.ly/aUa350Iu4GG

#pawrade #dogs #doglife #easter #spring #spreakbreak2022 #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #novaparks

04/13/2022

Egg Hunt fun daily 10am to 6pm through Easter Sunday. Details in our bio. #easteregghunt #easterfamilyfun #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #novaparks #eggsinthegarden

Bring you pup for a walk at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and for an Easter PAWrade on Thursday, April14, 2022.  Patrons ...
04/13/2022

Bring you pup for a walk at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and for an Easter PAWrade on Thursday, April14, 2022. Patrons are encouraged to decorate themselves, their pups, children, and strollers in Spring finery and join in the Easter PAWrade. The Parade will take place at 2pm in the Entry Garden between the Atrium and Visitor Center buildings. Garden visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs and spectate from the lawn. Admission for dogs is $6 per dog.
Dog owners are required to agree to the Assumption of Risk and Dog Event Participation Rules.
At-the-door payment is required for this activity. Advanced registration/reservations are not available.
Garden Admission:
$6 per dog
$3 ages 6-17
$6 ages 18-54
$3 ages 55 & older
free for ages 5 & younger
*Due to the high volume of garden visitors at Meadowlarks, patrons are encouraged to purchase or renew Garden Memberships prior to the garden visit at online https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Membership.

Each dog owner/handler must sign the Assumption of Risk and Rules of Participation before entering.

All dogs must be leashed at all times. Leashes must be 6-foot or less. Retractable leashes are not permitted.

All dogs must be well-behaved and remain under control of an adult handler. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens staff reserve the right to refuse admittance or determine whether an owner and pet may be asked to leave the event. Any dog displaying disruptive or aggressive behavior will be escorted from the event.

Do you love the outdoors? Come join our team! Meadowlark has positions available throughout the many departments at the ...
04/12/2022

Do you love the outdoors? Come join our team! Meadowlark has positions available throughout the many departments at the Gardens including gardening, maintenance, visitor center, and catering staff.

✅Garden Specialist $14.50/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/fXQx50I97QF

✅ Maintenance $14.50/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/8k1150I988p

✅ Visitor Center Clerk $12/hr Apply: http://ow.ly/fuQJ50I98fX

✅Horticulturist Apply: https://www.novaparks.com/employment?p=job%2Fo1QKifwD

#NOVAParks #Meadowlark #Gardenjob #jobsearch #job #employment

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9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct
Vienna, VA
22182

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Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 6:30pm
Thursday 10am - 6:30pm
Friday 10am - 6:30pm
Saturday 10am - 6:30pm
Sunday 10am - 6:30pm

Telephone

(703) 255-3631

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Walking trails, lakes, more than twenty 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. Conservation and plant diversity displays in the Visitor Center invite guests of all ages to explore the natural world. The Atrium’s indoor tropical garden setting is a popular meeting, reception, wedding and workshop location. Meadowlark presents gardening and horticulture workshops, tours, field trips, volunteer programs and an active endowment with opportunities to commemorate or honor loved ones while helping Meadowlark Botanical Gardens grow. Admission to the Gardens ends a half hour before closing.

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Do the trees still have fall colors?
Our #GardenForWildlife team made a visit to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens this week. What’s your favorite spot to take a nature walk and capture photos?
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