Discovery Programs

PHOTO: Fruit and Vegetable Garden

Discovery Programs enable visitors to explore a variety of gardening topics with volunteers in an informal setting.

Wednesdays through Sundays, May 14 – October 5, 2014
Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

English Walled Garden, Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden, Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden 
Weather permitting

Discovery Programs enable visitors to explore a variety of gardening topics with volunteers in an informal setting. The programs spark curiosity and increase knowledge through one-on-one conversations, demonstrations, discovery carts, mini tours and activities for all ages.

English Walled Garden

Discover the diversity of plants, spaces, and features in the distinct "rooms" in the English Walled Garden. Throughout the season, volunteers enjoy pointing this Garden's signature plants out to visitors.

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

The Fruit & Vegetable Garden Discovery Program features discovery carts, hands-on experiences, handouts, gardening tips, and informal interpretation of the garden itself, packed with all sorts of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in various stages of their growth cycles. Let the volunteers inspire you with ideas for gardening at home. Through September, take home a plant giveway representing varieties grown at the Fruit & Vegetable Garden (changes monthly).

Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden

Stroll the islands of the Japanese Garden, where you can encounter volunteers raking patterns in the dry gardens or comparing eastern- and western-style gardens. Discover the history of the Shoin House as you linger in the moss garden.