Townsend Hall

UDBG's adult education program offers lectures, one-day and multisession clases in horticulture, landscape design, entomology, and related fields. As a visitor destination, UDBG also offers informal educational opportunities, including guided and self-guided tours.

Seasonal Events - Summer-Fall 2015

Registration is highly recommended for all events to ensure a seat; please email or phone 302-831-2531. Send payment to: UDBG, 152 Townsend Hall, University of DE, Newark DE 19716. All events are held in Townsend Hall Commons unless otherwise noted. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made 10 business days prior to lecture or class.


lecture: Line and texture in plant selection

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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Robert Lyons is the retired Director of the Longwood Graduate Program and Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences at UD. Prior to that, he held the JC Raulston Distinguished Professor Chair in Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University and served as the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum. From 1981-1998, Lyons was Professor of Horticulture at Virginia Tech and co-founder and Director of the VT Horticulture Gardens. He is now developing his photography business, and serves as Chair of the Advisory Boards of UDBG and Rutgers Gardens.

UDBG Friends Members: $10; Nonmembers: $15

linnaeus and the basic principles of plant nomenclature

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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Dr. Arthur O. Tucker is a retired botanist who specialized in the identification and chemistry of plants of flavor, fragrance, and medicine. A retired Research Professor and Director of the Claude E. Phillips Herbarium at Delaware State University in Dover, he is currently Emeritus Professor at Delaware State University. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance.

UDBG Friends Members: Free; Nonmembers: $10


University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153