UPDATE: Where’s the Picnic Pavilion?
Latest plans about our Wedding Pavilion & Picnic Area from Executive Director, Maitreyi Roy:
Over the winter, we’ve broken ground on some new and exciting projects. There’s a “bandstand” at 56th Street by the river, and we’re especially thrilled that the Bartram’s Mile Trail is now complete. The ribbon-cutting will occur at our Open House and Spring Plant Sale on April 22.
We are moving our weddings to a new events tent at Eastwick Hill this summer, reducing wear on our historic buildings and ensuring that our visitors can enjoy the Garden at all times. We have temporarily removed our picnic pavilion, which will be restored and relocated to another spot in the Garden.
We know that the picnic pavilion has been a popular spot for gatherings and celebrations and we are committed to having that space available for our community. In the next few months, as we continue with our transformation, you’ll see more developments:
- For families and other groups, we will create a new picnic area at the foot of Eastwick Hill with a shady area that has lovely view of the river.
- We will also add more picnic tables in the North Meadow and by the Business Office for casual gatherings and groups.
As we start off the new season and look to another year of tremendous growth in the Garden, we hope you’re as excited about these changes as we are, and that you’ll see some of them for yourself at the Open House and Spring Plant Sale!