Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum is the only arboretum or public garden that focuses solely on plants native to the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain. Because of its location 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. 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 Visitor's 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.
Contact Info
Address: 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD 21660. Caroline County. Tel: 410-634-2847. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues. - Sat. 10AM - 4PM. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
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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