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Visiting the University of Delaware Botanic Garden
The gardens surrounding the university were named the “University of Delaware Botanic Gardens” (UDBG) in 1992, and the university hired its first director and staff in 2006. The primary purpose of the collections and plantings of the UDBG is to support the curriculum in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Today, the gardens consist of 15 acres on the university property.
Special Features of the University of Delaware Botanic Garden
- Clark Garden, with ornamental conifers, deciduous flowering shrubs, and notable trees such as a large Paper Bark Maple, California Incense Cedar, Leonard Messel Loebner’s Magnolia and Golden Larch.
- Herbaceous Garden
- Native Garden
- Landscape Color Trial Garden, combining the newest cultivars with a displays of All-American Selections winners, enables home gardeners to see up-and-coming plant selections.
- Fischer Greenhouse Laboratory/Garden, featuring a collection of flowering trees and shrubs, herbaceous perennials, hollies and ornamental grasses.
- South Greenhouse Garden, illustrates a turf-free alternative to traditional home landscapes.
Tips for Visiting the University of Delaware Botanic Garden
- Check the UDBG website for a downloadable map of the gardens and self-guided tours.
- For groups of 10 or more people, UDBG offers guided tours. For details, call 302-831-0153.
531 South College Avenue, 152 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716