A walk through the whimsical Garden of the Five Senses is a journey of discovery and fun. Designed for all ages, visitors can engage in nature in unique ways as they explore the sights and sounds of the woodlands. The paved pathway links together zones, each one focusing on a different sense. This garden was designed with key elements to be accessible and friendly to all, including individuals on the autism spectrum.
The Weisbrod Learning Pavilion – a place for structured gardening and nature programs as well as a spot of shade for the casual visitor
Read, Set, Go – includes balance beams, climbing spider web and nature play activities
Digging In, Soothing Sounds and Eye Spy – each of these zones has fun surprises like misting boulders, musical instruments shaped like flowers and a colorful kaleidoscope
Early European settlers’ life is reflected on this site demonstrating human interaction with the land beginning in late 1700s. The connection with plants and animals was very important for the day-to-day existence of these people.
Features include Ewing Walker Glass Log House, Heritage Apple Orchard and Chicken Coop.
Stroll along the path to view the curated cultivars of native plants which provide year-round beauty for pollinators and humans. The Overlook provides a restful, sunny spot to relax and watch the bees work.
Over time this important landscape feature has evolved from woodlands, to farming with the growing of crops and grazing of cattle, to it’s current use as a meadow. This ecosystem, different from other woodland areas on the property, provides a unique environment for visitors to discover insects and native sun-loving plants. Surrounding the meadow is a naturally occurring population of more than 500 native Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood) trees.
Features include Highmark Gazebo, and Apiary.
Plant Spotlight: Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
The Peirce Celebration Garden showcases stylish plantings and graciously hosts many weddings each year. It is a gathering place for family, friends and the community to celebrate.
Features include: Thyme Walk, Iron Gazebo, Wedding Wall
Plant Spotlight: Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)
799 Pinkerton Run Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
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