By: Jamie McFadden
Start a new fall tradition: pumpkin launching at Meadowbrook Farm. As ominous as it may sound, using a giant slingshot to catapult the orange orbs through the air and into the pond below is great fun that only requires a good aim and a bit of luck. This year’s Fall Open House at Meadowbrook Farm, Saturday, October 11, 10am – 5pm will offer a cornucopia of ways to enjoy the season.
Scavenger hunts and hayrides throughout the surrounding woods are just a couple of the fun activities at the Open House. Kids can also enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, an obstacle course, and a tree climbing experience.
The salesyard will be bursting with festive fall color. Topping the list of fall must-haves is the 2014 Hot List show-stopper Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame,’ in full bloom now. Plus check out a large selection of violas, pansies, cool-weather veggies, ornamental kale, specialty pumpkins, gooseneck gourds, and mini pumpkins. Fall is for planting, and Meadowbrook has a variety of fantastic perennials that are perfect for planting right now.
PHS Members always save 10% on plant purchases, and for one day only will save 20% on plant purchases at the Fall Open House. Anyone can benefit from these savings by joining or renewing as a PHS member on site that day and as a bonus, they will receive a $10 coupon (valid toward their purchase that day).
At 11 am, PHS will “flip the switch” on the new solar panels donated by Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. Solar now helps power Meadowbrook Farm greenhouses with renewable energy to help grow beautiful plants and flowers for the Farm and your garden.
Make it a day and stay for lunch. Grab a bite from the food tent and dine in the estate courtyard, enjoy a craft beer and let the kids dance their lunch off with the live entertainment! Here is a list of activities.
Come experience the pure grandeur of PHS Meadowbrook Farm and stay for the Fall FUN!