Flowers and Garden

Visitor Information

Hours, service, and policies

The gardens are open to visitors every day from sunrise till sunset. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. Please obtain a visitor parking pass online here (fee $3.00) or use the metered parking near the UDairy Creamery.

Townsend Hall Commons has restrooms and are open weekdays. UD closes between December 24 and January 1. There is a restroom in the Ice Skating Arena.

Accessibilty: UDBG's paths are primarily mowed grass paths, with the exception of the Herbaceous Garden, which has a paved path. Restrooms are located off of The Commons in Townsend Hall (closed on weekends) or in the Fred Rust Ice Arena.

UDBG does not permit weddings or receptions in the garden. University of Delaware at Goodstay Gardens in Newark features a conference center for receptions and weddings.

Self-Guided Walks

Click here for downloadable UDBG Garden Map; this map is also available outside the UDBG office, located in the South Greenhouse.

Click here for the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association Plant-of-the-Year Tour
Made possible through a donation in memory of Joseph F. Wick.

Group Tours

Guided tours of the garden are available for groups of 10 or more. Our staff will work with you to provide a memorable experience, whether you are seeking to gain horticultural knowledge or want to see flowering plants. Please phone 302-831-0153 or email mzoehrer@udel.edu. Fee is $10/person (does not include UD parking fee).

 

University of Delaware

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