Middle School Programs and High School Independent Garden Exploration

Middle School Programs

We are fully booked for Middle School Programs and self-guided Independent Garden Explorations for the 2022-23 school year.

Availability and Pricing:

These hour and a half long programs are offered Monday-Friday at 9:00, 10:15, and 11:30 a.m.
Two programs are available during each time slot for up to 25 students per program.
The cost is $15 per student; the minimum group charge is $150
One adult per five students is admitted free to be a designated chaperone. This includes the teacher(s).
Additional adults are asked to pay Garden Admission and are welcome to enjoy the Garden on their own during the guided program time. They can accompany their child before and after the guided program.
Programs take place outdoors, rain or shine. Please have everyone dress for the weather.


Call 804.262.9887 x322 to register



Urban Forestry 

Available April – November

Wetland Investigation 

Available throughout the year

Sustainable Gardening 

Available throughout the year

East Meets West 

Available throughout the year

High School Independent Garden Exploration

We are fully booked for High School Independent Garden Explorations for the 2022-23 school year

Plan a self-guided visit with your high school students.  An Independent Garden Exploration presents a wonderful opportunity to enhance your classroom curriculum with field studies that include scientific observation, drawing, journaling, and plant identification. Be sure to check out our Gardens and Exhibitions pages for additional information about the Garden before your visit.

Students are $10. Teachers and adult chaperones are admitted free of charge up to a ratio of 1:5. Any adults over this ratio should pay Garden admission. A reservation and confirmation form (sent to you following registration) are required to receive these rates.

Reserve an Independent Garden Exploration by contacting the Children’s Education Assistant at (804) 262-9887 x322.