Gardens at Newlin Grist Mill

Newlin Grist Mill works hard to preserve and protect the park’s native flora and fauna.  Our garden project began in 2013 as a way to create additional habitat for often-overlooked wildlife and native pollinators like butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, bees, flies, beetles, and skippers! 


Each garden is full of plants native to southeastern Pennsylvania, and all provide important food and shelter for native pollinators.  In addition, Newlin Grist Mill uses the gardens to promote native pollinator conservation and education. 


We have also become a certified Monarch Waystation and participate in Monarch Watch’s Monarch tagging program to help study Monarch population migration! 


Each plant species blooms during different parts of the year, so be sure to stop by frequently to see the gardens change and grow!


To see a list of plants in our gardens and to learn more about them, click here.


Message to Our Community

As events develop with the COVID-19 virus, Newlin Grist Mill (NGM) continues to closely monitor the situation and follow guidance from the CDC and all levels of government including social distancing and restrictions on gatherings. The NGM will be taking the following steps, starting today March 16 through April 30:

  • The NGM Visitor Center, Archive, Blacksmith Shop, Millwright Shop, and public restrooms will be closed;

  • All tours, programs and events have been postponed or cancelled during this period;

  • Pond Fishing will remain closed until further notice;

  • The Fishing Breakfast has been cancelled;

  • Rentals and photography sessions are being cancelled for this period of time;

  • There will be no Volunteer Wednesday Workdays;

  • The trails will remain open but parking is limited; 

If you choose to enjoy the trails, please follow the practices of social distancing and if you are ill or have been around anyone who is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please remain at home. These steps will help keep our staff, volunteers, visitors, and community healthy.
Members of the staff will be working to prepare the site for when we are able to open. We ask that you respect everyone’s safety by maintaining a reasonable distance.
Decisions concerning additional closings will follow based on the developing situation. Please check back for updates.
We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.

Newlin Grist Mill   l  219 South Cheyney Road   l  Glen Mills, PA 19342   l   610.459.2359   l   © Copyright 2014-2015 Newlin Grist Mill. All rights reserved.