Explore Our Naturally Beautiful Campus
Since its beginnings, Meadowood has always been known for the exceptional beauty of its campus, with its endless groves of trees, bursts of flowers and plants, and abundance of local wildlife. Nestled into 131 sprawling acres, our residential areas are filled with personal gardens, and our community Victory Garden showcases a striking display of flowers, fruits, vegetables and ornamental trees. In 2009, our retirement community was recognized by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society for its stunning natural beauty.
The Meadowood Nature Preserve is an environmental initiative of Meadowood and the Worcester community to promote awareness, appreciation and improvement of our local natural resources. It is driven by the efforts of volunteers, residents, and organizations that are committed to protecting our woodlands, streams, and wetland areas. The Nature Preserve serves as an active resource for education, good citizenship, and community outreach across multiple generations.
For more information about giving opportunities for the Meadowood Nature Preserve, please contact Jody LaVerdure, Associate Director of Fund Development & Community Relations at (484) 991-1025.
In addition to maintaining our campus, horticulturist Patti Loughridge (HTA) and the grounds staff help design, build and maintain our residents’ gardens, planters, and personal landscaping. Patti strongly promotes green initiatives throughout Meadowood and enjoys working with the seniors within our retirement community. Under her direction, we offer several therapeutic programs that enable residents to benefit from the healing qualities of nature.
After working as a private gardener to more than 30 residents in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, Patti joined Meadowood in January 2005.
Patti is a graduate of Temple University, with a degree in Landscape Design. In 2007, she received her credentials as a horticultural therapy assistant (HTA) from the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA). A year later, she earned a certificate in horticultural therapy from Temple University. “Working at Meadowood is genuinely an enjoyable and rewarding experience, because I am working at what I love to do,” Patti said.