Marsh Botanical Garden

Eight acres and six greenhouses provide an informative and eye-catching experience for visitors. View seasonal displays including wildflower plantings that attract birds and butterflies (summer), early flowering shrubs and trees (spring), woody plants with with colorful leaves and fruit (fall), and ripening bananas and oranges in the greenhouses (winter). Groups can tour the Carnivorous Plant Collection, the Desert House highlighting plants that have evolved to live in very dry and harsh conditions, the Tropical Collection focused on plants with culinary interest, and more. Large groups should call ahead.
 
Contact Info
Address: 27 Mansfield Street, New Haven, CT 06511. New Haven County. Tel: 203-432-6320. Website: www.marshbotanicalgarden.yale.edu. Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue