Lilypons Water Gardens

Take your group outside of the city to enjoy nature at the 300-acre Lilypons Water Gardens. Lilypons is an aquatic nursery nestled along the Monocacy River providing an ideal site for birding. Serving the nation since 1917, Lilypons has a complete line of water gardening products. Groups will see ponds filled with waterlilies, lotuses, and a variety of other plant life. The ponds are home to koi carp fish, which groups can feed while on the floating dock. Other animals at the gardens include snails, tadpoles, and more. Self-guided tours are free and fish feed is subject to an additional fee.

Contact Info
Address: 6800 Lily Pons Rd, Adamstown, MD 21710. Frederick County. Tel: 800-999-5459. Website: Hrs: Vary by season. 

Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee/Free.


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