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 2016

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.



summer stroll through the garden with john frett and bob lyons

Wednesday, July 27, 5 - 7 pm

UDBG Friends Members, Nonmembers, Students: Free

UDBG Director Dr. John Frett and Horticulturist, photographer, and former Longwood Graduate Program Director Bob Lyons will lead an informative jaunt through the Herbaceous Garden, Color Trials and the Lepidoptera Trail to discuss colorful, intersting, and unusual plants that look great in mid-summer.

dyeing with indigo and other natural dyes workshop

Saturday, August 6, 9 am - 3 pm

UDBG Friends Members: $85 Nonmembers: $95

Before the advent of synthetic dyes, many native and exotic plants were used as a source of color for fabric. Join textile artist and horticulturist Jeanne Frett for this hands-on class as we gather and process leaves of Japanese indigo from the garden to produce glorious shades of blue. Cochineal (red) and Osage orange (yellow) will also be available to round out the palette. Partipants will dye three silk scarves to tak home. All materials and an instructional notebook will be provided. Please wear old clothes, bring a notebook, and a bag lunch. MAXIMUM of 15 participants. MEET IN FISCHER GREENHOUSE

University of Delaware

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