Native Garden

Ideal for observing birds, butterflies, and moths, this garden displays trees, shrubs and perennials indigenous to the Eastern United States. The plantings border the former turf research area developed as a small golf course and plantings along the road’s edge act as an important corridor to Ecology Woods (not currently open to the public).

The Lepidoptera Trail in the Native Garden

This interpretive trail provides food for butterflies, moths and skippers (collectively known as the Order Lepidoptera) during both the caterpillar and adult stages of their life cycle.

Click here to view Lepidoptera Trail North American Butterfly Association sightings July 27, 2012

Click here to visit the Lepidoptera Trail Virtual Tour>>

Click here to view the Lepidoptera Trail brochure


University of Delaware

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