The Woodlands
Will Reopen April 1!

The Woodlands is 60-acres designed to inspire people to grow through immersion in a world of natural outdoor wonder to nourish mind, body and spirit. See you in the spring!

    What’s there now?

    • Three miles of groomed trails with a one mile ADA-accessible trail
    • “Family Moments” Play-and-Discovery stations to delight children and families
    • A serene Asian lotus pond, brought back to life after decades of pollution
    • The enchanting Margaret Lawrence Simon Dogwood Meadow and Highmark white cedar gazebo
    • A historic farmstead featuring a 1784 log cabin, heritage apple orchard and herb garden


    PBG Staff Moves to Garden – The staff has moved into the new farmhouse at the Garden.  +Read More
    Thanks to stone mason George Appel, the Garden benefits from many beautiful and unique features.  +Read More
    International blog’s PBG article one of 2014’s most-read. – It was one of the top five most-read stories on the website, Green News Update. Click here to read.
    Japanese-Style Garden Underway – The garden around the Lotus Pond, newly restored from decades of acid mine drainage, is under development.+ Read More
     Celebration Garden Readied for Spring Brides – We are creating one-of-a-kind year-round settings for weddings, receptions and other gatherings.+Read More
    dogwood meadow ribbon cuttingMargaret Lawrence Simon Meadow Dedicated – The BK Simon Family Foundation dedicated the meadow in her name as a tribute in loving memory. +Read More

    What’s Next?

    The Garden’s remaining 400 acres will be developed to include:

    • 18 distinct gardens
    • 5 diverse woodlands
    • Outdoor Amphitheater
    • Fred Rogers Garden of Make Believe
    • Orangery
    • Celebration Center for weddings and events
    • Center for botanic research