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 Spring 2017

Registration is highly recommended for all events to ensure a seat; please email or phone 302-831-2517. 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.


guided walk: highlights of 2017 Spring Plant Sale

Wednesday, April 12, 4:30-6:00 pm

UDBG Friends Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10

Join John Frett in a guided walk through UDBG of plants offered in the plant sale and a preview of containerized plants in the nursery area.

John Frett is the Director of UD Botanic Gardens and Professor in the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware where he teaches plant material courses.

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Lecture: All the Presidents' Gardens & member plant Benefit giveaway

Monday, May 8, 7 pm

UDBG Friends Members: FREE; Nonmembers: $15

Join Marta McDowell for an entertaining romp through our nation's garden history as seen through the changing grounds at the White House, starring the presidents, first ladies, and their gardeners.

Marta McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens. Timber Press published All the Presidents' Gardens, which made the New York Times bestseller list, and Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life, winner of a 2014 Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association. Her first book Emily Dickinson's Gardens, came out in 2005. She is working on a new book for Timber Press with the working title: A Wilder Garden: The Plants and Places of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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University of Delaware

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