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 Fall 2016/Winter 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.

Lecture: a passion for gardening

Tuesday, November 1, 7 pm

UDBG Friends Members: $10 Nonmembers: $15

Changes in the gardening world are exciting and positive, reflecting our enhanced knowledge and awareness. Holly will focus on many of the changes she has seen over her lifetime as a horticulturist and gardener, in gardening processes, choices, favorite plants, and inspiring garden designs.

Holly Shimizu is a nationally recognized horticulturist. She worked in gardens in Europe for over three years and was the first Curator of the National Herb Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum. Until recently she was the Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden and now she is consulting, writing, teaching, and leading tours to many parts of the world. Holly has received many awards for her work over the years and was a host of the Victory Garden PBS television show for over 12 years.

Lecture Series: Seasonal Color in Herbaceous Perennials

Wednesdays, January 11 (25 Spring Flowering perennials); January 18 (25 Summer Flowering perennials), January 25 (Late Summer/Fall Flowering perennials) 7 pm

UDBG Friends Members: $25/class Nonmembers: $35/class

Perennials add excitement and diversity to the landscape or garden as they burst into flower each year. Some feature colorful foliage in addition to beautiful flowers, while others add architectural and multi-season interest. Join UDBG Director John Frett as we discuss their cultural requirements --- light, soil, and ease of growth --- of both suble and bold beauties for the home landscape. Registration and prepayment required. Minimum: 10 people. In the event of snow, class will be held Thursday evening. Payment will be refunded if cancellation received 20 business days prior to class.

John Frett is a 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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University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153