Frog Meadow is located on the site of the Wheeler Farm, a 1700’s dairy farm and apple orchard that borders historic Newfane Village’s original mountaintop site atop Newfane Hill.
Our extensive perennial and annual gardens, varietal apple orchard, fruit and vegetable gardens are pollinated by our active beehives, butterflies, hummingbirds and bats who also call Frog Meadow their home.
In addition, owls, hawks, songbirds, wild turkeys, pileated woodpeckers, otters, deer, the occasional moose – and of course, our many species of frogs – share their wonderful habitat with our guests.
Explore Frog Meadow’s gardens and plantings by taking a walkabout tour or relaxing on one of our many stone benches, Adirondack chairs, chaise lounges or the hammock by the swimming pond.
A highlight of some of the things you’ll likely find in the gardens at Frog Meadow includes:
- April & May: Daffodils, crocuses, tulips, lilacs and ornamental pear trees bloom, fiddlehead ferns, apple blossoms blooming, getting the bees set up for the garden season;
- June: Bearded iris, daylillies & peonies bloom…just gorgeous! FRESH STRAWBERRIES & FRESH ASPARAGUS
- July: Climbing hydrangeas in full bloom, the 10-foot tall hollyhocks are in full bloom mid-to late July FRESH STRAWBERRIES, FRESH RASPBERRIES
- August: The annual and perennial gardens are at their peak FRESH BLUEBERRIES
- September: Asters, hydrangeas, apples turn color, picking hydrangeas for drying.
- October: Apple picking & cider-making, honey harvesting, leaves turning color for fall. FRESH APPLES & FRESH APPLE CIDER