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 also 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
Address: 531 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716. New Castle County. Tel: 302-831-0153. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily Sunrise-Sunset.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free. 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue