About American Meadows
It's the feeling that washes over you while out in the garden, your senses soaking up all that nature has to offer. The blissful moment when you dig into the earth, and like magic, all the noise and swirl of the world melts away. It's believing you can make the world a better place. It’s an emotion that connects us to a sense of purpose, to the land, and to everyone around us.
That feeling is at the heart of everything we do at American Meadows. It’s our sunshine – the source of our passion that keeps us going and growing to this day.
It's a joy that our founders, Chy and Ray, wanted to share with the world. In the 1980s, they followed their dream and moved their family to the rolling hills of Vermont to start a wildflower farm. Visitors from across the country would meander the farm’s enchanting meadows and wooded paths filled with wildflowers. One by one, they discovered the magic of meadowscaping.
Chy and Ray had the moxie to help others see what could be better. The wildflower farm was their way to share the power of meadowscaping – and encourage gardeners to boldly reimagine what they could do with their own patch of Earth. Where others saw a tidy suburban lawn, they suggested a mini meadow. Where others saw an apartment rooftop, they pictured an urban meadow retreat. And in spacious empty yards and fields, they helped envision a meadow bursting with native wildflowers to nourish bees, butterflies, and birds!
And that's just a better view of our world.
Looking outside and imagining glorious possibilities, then making it better with your own hands. Embracing that hopeful feeling within yourself to benefit your community and the planet. Creating beauty where we may least expect it. At American Meadows, this is what we help gardeners do. We’re leading the Meadowscaping Movement because we know, every bloom brings a smile, every flower we share brings us closer, every plant makes a difference.
When we meadowscape – we dig in. We transform not only the land – we transform our lives. Together, collectively, we nurture and cultivate real change that shapes our world.
Meadowscaping Makes It Better
Meet Mike Lizotte
One early spring day, an unsuspecting high school freshman showed up at a wildflower farm to help unload a large shipment. By the end of the season he was on his way to becoming America's leading advocate for Meadowscaping.
For Mike Lizotte, what started as a seasonal gig turned into a lifetime obsession. By the time he was 18 he could identify 50 different varieties of wildflower - based on the seed alone. His nickname, The Seed Man, quickly followed. In 2009, Ray and Chy retired and Mike stepped up to lead American Meadows’ seed business. Today he is a sought-after expert on the subject of seeds and meadowscaping as well as co-owner of American Meadows.