University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

Groups can explore plant biology, botany, landscape design, ornamental horticulture, and even entomology. Guided tours walk through the grounds to the many greenhouses, garden areas, and scenic pathways. On the tour, groups will experience the diverse and dynamic living plant collection, which includes more than 3,000 species of perennials, shrubs, and trees. The botanic gardens are an opportunity for groups to appreciate nature and biodiversity while learning about the role plants have in interdisciplinary sciences, culture, and design, as well as landscapes and ecosystems that are sustainable and aesthetically appealing.

contact info

Hrs: Vary; Daily, Sunrise-Sunset.

School

School groups can learn about the horticulture of the native landscape and natural environment through guided group tours. Self-guided tours allow students to explore the diversity of plants and learn through signs with identifying information along the trails. Along the Lepidoptera Trail, there are signs that identify caterpillars and their favorite foliage. The Native Garden is ideal for observing birds, butterflies, and moths, while the Landscape Color Trial Garden demonstrates how new plant selections fare in the mid-Atlantic climate.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Conservation, Ecology, Environmental science, Gardening, Plants.

contact info
Name: Melinda Zoehrer
Phone: 302-831-0153
Email: mzoehrer@udel.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available (only with permission). Cost: Fee, Free Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD (UDBG's paths are primarily mowed grass paths, with few paved exceptions).

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

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University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

Groups can explore plant biology, botany, landscape design, ornamental horticulture, and even entomology. Guided tours walk through the grounds to the many greenhouses, garden areas, and scenic pathways. On the tour, groups will experience the diverse and dynamic living plant collection, which includes more than 3,000 species of perennials, shrubs, and trees. The botanic gardens are an opportunity for groups to appreciate nature and biodiversity while learning about the role plants have in interdisciplinary sciences, culture, and design, as well as landscapes and ecosystems that are sustainable and aesthetically appealing.

contact info

Hrs: Vary; Daily, Sunrise-Sunset.

Scouts

Self-guided tours allow scouts to explore the diversity of plants and learn through signs with identifying information along the trails. Guided group tours teach about the horticulture of the native landscape and natural environment. Along the Lepidoptera Trail, there are signs that identify caterpillars and their favorite foliage. The Native Garden is ideal for observing birds, butterflies, and moths, while the Landscape Color Trial Garden demonstrates how new plant selections fare in the mid-Atlantic climate.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Conservation, Ecology, Environmental science, Gardening, Plants.

contact info
Name: Melinda Zoehrer
Phone: 302-831-0153
Email: mzoehrer@udel.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available (only with permission). Cost: Fee, Free Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD (UDBG's paths are primarily mowed grass paths, with few paved exceptions).

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

Groups can explore plant biology, botany, landscape design, ornamental horticulture, and even entomology. Guided tours walk through the grounds to the many greenhouses, garden areas, and scenic pathways. On the tour, groups will experience the diverse and dynamic living plant collection, which includes more than 3,000 species of perennials, shrubs, and trees. The botanic gardens are an opportunity for groups to appreciate nature and biodiversity while learning about the role plants have in interdisciplinary sciences, culture, and design, as well as landscapes and ecosystems that are sustainable and aesthetically appealing.

contact info

Hrs: Vary; Daily, Sunrise-Sunset.

Camp

Guided group tours teach campers about the horticulture of the native landscape and natural environment. Self-guided tours allow campers to explore the diversity of plants and learn through signs with identifying information along the trails. Along the Lepidoptera Trail, there are signs that identify caterpillars and their favorite foliage. The Native Garden is ideal for observing birds, butterflies, and moths, while the Landscape Color Trial Garden demonstrates how new plant selections fare in the mid-Atlantic climate.

topics covered:
Conservation, Ecology, Environmental science, Gardening, Plants.

contact info
Name: Melinda Zoehrer
Phone: 302-831-0153
Email: mzoehrer@udel.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available (only with permission). Cost: Fee, Free Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD (UDBG's paths are primarily mowed grass paths, with few paved exceptions).

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

Groups can explore plant biology, botany, landscape design, ornamental horticulture, and even entomology. Guided tours walk through the grounds to the many greenhouses, garden areas, and scenic pathways. On the tour, groups will experience the diverse and dynamic living plant collection, which includes more than 3,000 species of perennials, shrubs, and trees. The botanic gardens are an opportunity for groups to appreciate nature and biodiversity while learning about the role plants have in interdisciplinary sciences, culture, and design, as well as landscapes and ecosystems that are sustainable and aesthetically appealing.

contact info

Hrs: Vary; Daily, Sunrise-Sunset.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups can schedule guided garden tours that educate students on the horticulture of the native landscape and natural environment. Self-guided tours allow students to explore the diversity of plants and learn through signs with identifying information along the trails. Along the Lepidoptera Trail, there are signs that identify caterpillars and their favorite foliage. The Native Garden is ideal for observing birds, butterflies, and moths, while the Landscape Color Trial Garden demonstrates how new plant selections fare in the mid-Atlantic climate.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies, Science.

topics covered:
Conservation, Ecology, Environmental science, Gardening, Plants.

contact info
Name: Melinda Zoehrer
Phone: 302-831-0153
Email: mzoehrer@udel.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available (only with permission). Cost: Fee, Free Title I or Financial Support: N/A Accessible To: PD (UDBG's paths are primarily mowed grass paths, with few paved exceptions).

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

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