Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum is the only arboretum or public garden that focuses solely on plants native to the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain. Located on the Delmarva Peninsula, at the junction of the piedmont and the coastal plain where northern and southern plant life overlap, it includes diverse habitats that support more than 600 species of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns.

contact info

Hrs: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 12PM-4PM.

School

Groups can experience native plants in a natural setting, as well as in ecological restoration projects and in cultivated gardens. Begin your visit at the Arboretum Visitors Center where staff will orient you to the Arboretum's site; provide maps of the grounds, brochures about what to see along the walks, information about what's in bloom, and the schedule for guided walks.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Art.

topics covered:
Plants, Classification, Gardening, Ecology, Art, Crafts.

contact info
Name: Ginna Tiernan, Acting Director.
Phone: 410-634-2847 ext. 27
Email: gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

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>>

Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum is the only arboretum or public garden that focuses solely on plants native to the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain. Located on the Delmarva Peninsula, at the junction of the piedmont and the coastal plain where northern and southern plant life overlap, it includes diverse habitats that support more than 600 species of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns.

contact info

Hrs: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 12PM-4PM.

Scouts

Groups can experience native plants in a natural setting, as well as in ecological restoration projects and in cultivated gardens. Begin your visit at the Arboretum Visitors Center where staff will orient you to the Arboretum's site; provide maps of the grounds, brochures about what to see along the walks, information about what's in bloom, and the schedule for guided walks.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Art.

topics covered:
Plants, Classification, Gardening, Ecology, Art, Crafts.

contact info
Name: Ginna Tiernan, Acting Director.
Phone: 410-634-2847 ext. 27
Email: gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

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>>

Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum is the only arboretum or public garden that focuses solely on plants native to the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain. Located on the Delmarva Peninsula, at the junction of the piedmont and the coastal plain where northern and southern plant life overlap, it includes diverse habitats that support more than 600 species of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns.

contact info

Hrs: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 12PM-4PM.

Camp

Groups can experience native plants in a natural setting, as well as in ecological restoration projects and in cultivated gardens. Begin your visit at the Arboretum Visitors Center where staff will orient you to the Arboretum's site; provide maps of the grounds, brochures about what to see along the walks, information about what's in bloom, and the schedule for guided walks.

topics covered:
Plants, Classification, Gardening, Ecology, Art, Crafts.

contact info
Name: Ginna Tiernan, Acting Director.
Phone: 410-634-2847 ext. 27
Email: gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

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>>

Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum is the only arboretum or public garden that focuses solely on plants native to the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain. Located on the Delmarva Peninsula, at the junction of the piedmont and the coastal plain where northern and southern plant life overlap, it includes diverse habitats that support more than 600 species of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns.

contact info

Hrs: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 12PM-4PM.

Homeschool

Groups can experience native plants in a natural setting, as well as in ecological restoration projects and in cultivated gardens. Begin your visit at the Arboretum Visitors Center where staff will orient you to the Arboretum's site; provide maps of the grounds, brochures about what to see along the walks, information about what's in bloom, and the schedule for guided walks.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Art.

topics covered:
Plants, Classification, Gardening, Ecology, Art, Crafts.

contact info
Name: Ginna Tiernan, Acting Director.
Phone: 410-634-2847 ext. 27
Email: gtiernan@adkinsarboretum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

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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