Welcome to May-Lan Tree Plantation’s web site. You will find all kinds of information regarding everything from what is going on during pumpkin season to finding that family tree at Christmas. And best of all you’ll have fun doing it!
Fall is that time of year when nature goes out of the way to showcase its glory and we start to slow down from the hectic pace of summer. Enjoy the beauty of fall at a pace that you control by making reservations to visit May-Lan Tree Plantation during October. May-Lan has fun and educational activities designed for groups of children second grade and below. If you can’t make it on a weekday, May-Lan is open on Saturdays and Sundays to the general public with no minimums and no reservations required. Activities on Saturdays are the same as on weekdays but there is a special event usually taking place as well.
Your visit starts with a hayride through the farm. Along the way you will not only see our trees in various stages of growth but you will see the Broomhead and Pumpkinhead staff going about their normal farm duties—we hope. Sometimes they can get into a little mischief. Feel free to holler at them if they are not working or just to say “Hi”. Also watch for the “Tree People” emerging from certain trees.
At the conclusion of your ride your tractor driver will help you off the hay wagon, give instructions and they are gone! You then follow your kids through the maze, hoping not to get too lost, until you reach the “Bat Cave”. Be sure to take advantage of the educational information posted at the entrance to this 100 foot long cave!
Continue on the path until you reach “Bugsy the Caterpillar”, where our attendant will provide information as to what to do and how to go about it. If adults are asked to help, please jump right in. Your job will be simply to help insure the safety of your kids and to help keep things moving.
At “Alligator Alley”, the kids can use one or more of the provided bridges to cross the swamp WITHOUT getting off into the quicksand or waking the sleeping gators. You may use any number of bridges to make as many crossings as you wish!
Our “Pumpkin Patch” is ruled by the “Pumpkin Lady”, who takes very good care of her group of several hundred pie (or sugar) pumpkins. Listen carefully as she teaches you about pumpkins and tells you how to care for them! Everyone who has gone on the hayride gets to choose their own pumpkin to carry home
The Barnyard Buddies are a treat for all! Information will be posted for all the animals, as well as games. Here folks will learn that eggs, to not originate at Bi-Lo.
So bring the camera, the kids, and a kid’s heart and make special memories at May-Lan Tree Plantation!