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Stardust! Summer Celebration

June 7, 2024 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Stardust: It’s literal. It’s metaphorical. And when it touches us, it’s magical!

Soaring trees. Expansive vistas. Native plant gardens full of life. Let the magic of Stoneleigh: a natural garden awe and inspire you as we celebrate the natural world.

The magic of Stardust—Natural Lands’ annual summer celebration and fundraiser—emanates from the experience of being wrapped in a stunning, conserved landscape. Don’t miss this evening of cocktails, roving supper, and merriment under the stars!

Natural Lands’ regional mission to provide land for life and nature for all is vital. Your ticket purchase will advance our highest priorities for saving open space, caring for nature, and connecting people to the outdoors and each other.

So, join us for the fun of it all. But know that your support will have an impact, and together we make a difference. Today. And forever.

RSVP by May 27th to ensure your space at this always sold-out event. Questions, please call 610-353-5587 ext. 232.

event co-chairs
Ann and Steven Hutton  |  Kathy and Jeff Idler 


Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden
1829 East County Line Road
Villanova , PA 19085

For nearly 80 years, Stoneleigh was the home of the Haas family, which donated the property to Natural Lands in 2016 so that it would remain preserved forever.

The property includes stately trees, winding pathways, and lush gardens that were designed by a number of notable landscape architects over the past century—including the Olmsted Brothers, sons of the famed Frederick Law Olmsted.

Looking for a way to share your personal or professional commitment to conservation? Stardust event sponsorship is an opportunity for individuals, businesses, and civic and philanthropic leaders to support Natural Lands’ regional priorities for saving open space, caring for nature, and connecting people to the outdoors. Join our constellation of conservation supporters today!

Contact Lisa, our Director of Institutional Giving, 610-353-5587 x 258 or sponsor now.

Our current sponsors can be found below.


Registration required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming,

Questions, please call 610-353-5587 ext. 232.

Thank you to our sponsors!

milky way galaxy
Christy and George Martin 

lead astronomer
Brown Brothers Harriman
Shreiner Tree Care  

rings of saturn
Jeffrey A. Miller Catering 

brightly shining jupiter
John B. Ward & Co.
Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects
Peter Zimmerman Architects
Wawa, Inc. 

starry night
1919 Investment Counsel
Aqua, an Essential Utilities company 
Frederick Bissinger and Emily Wright 

Fiduciary Trust International
George and Esther Ann McFarland Foundation 

GreenWeaver Landscapes
Gail Harrity and Sandy Tilney 
Ann and Steven Hutton 

Jordahl Engineering & Mechanical LLC
Kreischer Miller
Susan Mucciarone and David Moore
Jane G. Pepper

Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco
Susan Scauzzo/Schultz & Williams
Ben Barnett and Missy Shaffer 

SITE Engineering Concepts, LLC
Julia and R.G. Solmssen

TD Bank, N.A.
The Safegard Group, Inc.
Nancy and Jim Ward 

stardust catcher
Franny and Franny Abbott
Maggie Brokaw
Eleanor L. Davis
Phoebe and Rush Fisher
Catherine Haas and Marc Preston
Alice and Peter Hausmann
Bonnie Hughes
Paulina Jerez and Simon Fraser 

Barbara and Don Knabb 
Catherine Lafarge
Suzanne and Bob Stetson 

Lee and Bill Warden
Pat and Chris Washburn

in-kind support
wine provided by Moore Brothers Wine Company
beer provided by Victory Brewing Company

event sound and lighting by Synergetic
invitation printed by ANRO, Inc. 

stargazing with ChesMont Astronomical Society
plein air painting by Gregory Blue 

as of May 23, 2024 

event co-chairs
Ann and Steven Hutton
Kathy and Jeff Idler

event committee
Franny and Franny Abbott

Beth and Scott Albright
Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson
Janet and Jim Averill
Bob Berry and Laura Snead 
Maggie Brokaw 

Lloyd and Thacher Brown
Rayenne Chen
Katherine and Andrew Christiano

Eleanor L. Davis
Jarrodd Davis

Phoebe A. Driscoll
Angela and Jason Duckworth
Phoebe and Rush Fisher
David Haas and Lisa Clark   

Frederick R. Haas and Rafael Gomez
Leonard C. and Mary Lee Haas
Regina A. Hairston
Luke and Alicia Hamilton 
Gail Harrity and Sandy Tilney
Anna Haslinsky and Eric Miller
Alice and Peter Hausmann
Meagan and Riley Hennessy
Paulina Jerez and Simon Fraser
Elissa V. Klinger
Ann Loftus and Eileen Talone
Christy and George Martin
Amy and John McKenna
Leah and Jason Morganroth
Susan Mucciarone and David Moore
Wadia Mulla and Stephan Pahides
Jane G. Pepper
Paul B. Redman and Dean O. Berlon 

David and Laurie Robinson
Ben Barnett and Missy Shaffer
Julia and R.G. Solmssen 
Suzanne and Bob Stetson
Latiaynna Tabb
R. William Thomas
Jennifer Trumbore
Mary Jane Goodman and Drew VandenBrul
Lee and Bill Warden
Bill Webb
Eliza and Peter Zimmerman 

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.

Photography policy:
Attendance at Natural Lands programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and electronic media. Images will not be identified using full names without written approval from the individual. Please notify Natural Lands staff if you would prefer that your photo not be used.

Participant Waiver:
By registering for this event, I, as the participant, and/or parent or legal guardian of a minor participant, do hereby understand and acknowledge that by participating, in this, or any, Natural Lands’ event or activity, I am agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless Natural Lands, their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the “RELEASEES” herein).

I further acknowledge, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of the Program and related Activities and my and/or the Minor’s experience and capabilities, and believe that I and/or the minor are qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activity. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions of participation.

I fully understand that: (a) the Program and related Activities involve risks and dangers of damage to personal property and serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death (“risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my and/or the Minor’s own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place, or the negligence of the “releasees” as aforementioned; (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I and/or the minor incur as a result of my participation or that of the Minor in the Activity.

I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue Natural Lands or any of their “releasees” from all liability, claims, demands, losses, injuries, damage to property, or other damages on my and/or the minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the “releasees” or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement I, the Minor, or anyone on the Minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.

I have read this Agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by registering for this event, and have done so freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.

Find Yourself Outside

Are you up to the challenge? Explore all 20 of our featured preserves and Stoneleigh: a natural garden, and collect all the code words to receive a Natural Lands “Find Yourself Outside” t-shirt.

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A crowd of people sitting on haybales and camping chairs while the sun goes down.

Music. Without Walls.

Rock, roots, and rhythm. No matter what the style, music is better with nature as the backdrop.

So get your groove on this year with Natural Lands at these amazing events!

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Close up of a hand holding a pint of beer with the sun and grassy space behind

Pints on the Preserve

East Branch Brewing Company will be pouring suds on select Saturdays, beginning at 2:00pm. Enjoy refreshments with a take-your-breath-away view.


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