Visiting Stratford in 2021
With community safety in mind Stratford will offer limited visiting hours for the public. We will be open on most summer Saturdays from 9am to 1pm for registered visitors. We also encourage you to check out our 2021 programs under the “Programs & Events” tab.
Register to Visit Us!
Please make your reservation online before your visit and to review Stratford’s visitor/Covid guidelines. During your visit you are welcome to visit the farm animals, tour the garden, hike the trails and visit the pond and prairie. The Farm Market will be open to purchase you-pick produce in the greenhouse, Stratford maple syrup, Stratford honey, fresh farm eggs, pasture raised meats and locally hand-made soap. Our farm products are produced as a product of our educational endeavors with children, interns and volunteers.
Stratford is a private nonprofit organization and does not receive state or federal funding. Donations are appreciated at the time of registration or the day of your visit.
Native Plant Sale
Walk-ins welcome August 7th from 9am – 1pm.
Feel free to explore Stratford, visit the animals, or walk the trails after purchasing your plants from the Delaware County Master Gardener Association.
The native plant sale will take place outside the education building. Cash or check only. Checks payable to DCMGA.
Stratford products are available for purchase separately inside. Cash, check, or credit card accepted for those.
Stratford is a no smoking property and and pets are not permitted on the premises. Please follow all posted COVID guidelines and maintain appropriate distance from others.
If your preferred visiting day date is full, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a wait list.
2021 Farm & Field Trip Days
We invite your class, homeschool group or scout troop or any group of 10 or more children for a guided experience on the farm. Available Fridays by request only. Click here for details>
Visitors are welcome to explore the land, hike the 4 miles of nature trails, visit the livestock, tour the gardens and greenhouses, explore the creek, pond, prairie, and swamps of the State Nature Preserve.
Directions to Stratford Ecological Center
Stratford is located just south of the city of Delaware, Ohio – a short distance west of the junction of State Route 23 and State Route 315.
From State Route 315, turn west onto Bunty Station Road and follow for 1 mile (Gabby’s Place, a small carry-out, is at the corner of 315 and Bunty Station Road). At the stop sign, turn north onto Liberty Road. Stratford is a quarter of a mile on the right – watch for our sign! Follow the gravel drive through the woods to the parking lot next to the Education Center.