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Welcome to  Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve.

We are still in the process of enhancing our new website and entire web presence, thank you for your patience while we continue to work on this. Our goal is to provide more timely, accurate, and interesting information to the community, our members, and anyone interested in the things we’re doing.

Please check back often, as the new year is going to be bringing many new changes to Beech Creek.  Feel free to leave suggestions on the types of programs and events you would like to see and comments on the changes that will be happening throughout the year.
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The Great Pumpkin Carve        October 5th,     1:00-5:00pm               
 (open house type venue – come any time between 1 & 5 pm, stay as long as you like)14922909_ml
 
A fun, creative, hands-on project time for the whole family. We supply the pumpkins, you prepare, design and carve the pumpkins. Bring your favorite carving tools or use ours. Creative design templates will also be available. The carved pumpkins will be kept here
at Beech Creek Gardens, and on display every night during our Spooky Science event.  Spooky Science attendees will be able to Vote for their favorite’s as they stroll down our Pumpkin Alley!    Cost: Free

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Spooky Science  details:  Click our “EVENTS” button above & choose “Spooky Science”

Beech Creek
Butterfly House & Gardens 

Entrance to Butterfly House

Entrance to Butterfly House

Hours:  Closed for season
            2015 Hours

June 22   to   September 13
Monday-Saturday  10am-4pm
Sunday  12-5pm

ADMISSION:  
        $3.00 per person
        
Children 2 & under – Free

Butterfly Release
September 16, 2014

(Rain Date September 18th)
10am – 12pm
Visitors can observe or may choose 
to assist with this process.
Admission of $3.00 per person, (0-2 yrs free) does apply to our Butterfly Release.

NOTES:

  • The Butterfly House is handicap accessible
  • Group tours of 10 or more should call ahead to make a reservation
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AMAZING GARDEN

The Amazing Garden Entrance

The Amazing Garden Entrance

AVAILABILITY & HOURS:

June 23  to  Sept 14, 2014

  • Mon thru Sat: 10am – 4pm
  • Sun: 12pm – 4pm

Oct 4   to   Dec 21, 2014

  • Sat: 10am – 4pm
  • Sun: 12pm – 4pm

ADMISSION:

  • Generally Free (see notes)

NOTES:

  • Group tours of 10 or more should call ahead to make a reservation
  • There may be fees for groups of school children where tours include curriculum topics presented by Beech Creek staff or volunteers. Please contact us if you are interested in this type of tour.

VISITOR CENTER

Visitor Center Sign

Visitor Center Sign

AVAILABILITY & HOURS:

June 23   to   Sept 14, 2014

  • Mon thru Sat: 10am – 4pm
  • Sun: 12pm – 4pm

Oct 4   to   Dec 21, 2014

  • Sat: 10am – 4pm
  • Sun: 12pm – 4pm

ADMISSION:

  • Generally FREE (see notes)
  • No cost to visit the Nature Store, use the Resource Library, view the Educational Exhibits, or sit on the Wildlife Observation Deck (*)

NOTES:

  • Group tours of 10 or more should call ahead to make a reservation
  • (*) There may be fees for reserving or renting the Wildlife Observation Deck or use of the Community Room. Please contact us if you are interested using these areas of the Visitor Center for a special event or occasion.

HIKING TRAILS

Fern Ridge Trail Sign

Fern Ridge Trail Sign

AVAILABILITY & HOURS:
Open Year-Round, Dawn to Dusk

ADMISSION:

  • FREE

NOTES:

  • Feel free to bring your pet(s) to walk the trails with you.  However, please clean up after them to keep the trails enjoyable for everyone.

 

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