Middle School Programs

Plan a field trip or school visit to the Garden and embark on a learning adventure with your students grades 6-8. These inquiry-based programs bring plant science to life and reinforce SOL concepts and vocabulary. Class size is limited to 25 students. Reserve a program by contacting the Children’s Education Assistant at (804) 262-9887 x322. Our Children’s Garden Group Information Guide is REQUIRED reading for any group that wants to schedule a trip to the garden. Familiarize yourself with the guide before bringing your group.

  • Hour-long programs are offered Monday-Friday at 9:00 am, 10:15 am and 11:30 am.
  • Three programs are available during each time slot for up to 25 students per program.
  • Cost is $10 per student; minimum group charge is $100.
  • One adult per five students is recommended to assist during the guided program time and admitted free of charge. This includes the teacher(s).
  • Additional adults are $13 and are asked to enjoy the Garden on their own during the guided program time.

Available Programs

Sustainable Gardening | 6th – 8th Grade

 

Urban Forestry | 6th – 8th Grade

 

East Meets West  | 6th – 8th Grade

 

Wetland Investigation | 6th – 8th Grade

High School Independent Garden Exploration

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.

Reserve an Independent Garden Exploration by contacting the Children’s Education Assistant at (804) 262-9887 x322. Our Children’s Garden Group Information Guide is REQUIRED reading for any group that wants to schedule a trip to the garden. Familiarize yourself with the guide before bringing your group.

Reserve an Independent Garden Exploration by contacting the Children’s Education Assistant at (804) 262-9887 x322. Our Children’s Garden Group Information Guide is REQUIRED reading for any group that wants to schedule a trip to the garden. Familiarize yourself with the guide before bringing your group.

  • Students are $10. Teachers and adult chaperones are admitted free of charge up to a ratio of 1:5. Any adults over this ratio are $13.00. A reservation and signed confirmation form (sent to you following registration) are required to receive these rates.