Group must include one chaperone for every eight children
Tours last 1 to 1 1/4 hour;
include time to assemble before and after
Adult Chaperones: Free (one for every eight students)
Additional Chaperones: $9
Grades K – 8
Discover the incredible ways plants impact our everyday lives from food to medicine to shelter. Students will learn about locally grown produce when they encounter seasonal fruits and vegetables in the luscious Edible Garden. Then, they will travel to tropical rainforest and desert environments in the Fuqua Conservatory to see important exotic plants such as chocolate, vanilla, rattan and aloe.
Enjoy a garden story and a short walk in the Outdoor Gardens. Flower Hour is the ideal experience for young sprouts with short legs and short attention spans.
Roots, Fruits and Seeds
Grades K – 2
This Children’s Garden tour focuses on how plants provide for other living creatures. Students will explore the close relationship plants have with butterflies, bees and people. Each group will walk through the life cycle of a butterfly, visit a Creek Indian house, observe growing vegetables and more. (Georgia Performance Standards: SKL2.c, SKCS1.a, SKCS4.a, SKCS4.c, S1L1.a, S1L1.c, S1CS1.a, S1CS4.a, S1CS4.c, S2L1.a, S2L1.d, SS2H2.a, SS2H2.b, S2CS1.a, S2CS4.b, S2CS4.d)
Grades K – 3
While most plants have similar parts, each species’ vary in function and appearance according to their environment. During this tour, students will discuss plant adaptations as they explore the Outdoor Gardens and the Fuqua Conservatory – particularly the rainforest, desert and southeastern bog gardens. (Georgia Performance Standards: SKL2.b, SKL2.c, SKCS1.a, SKCS4.c, S1L1.a, S1L1.c, S1CS1.a, S1CS4.c, S2L1.a, S2CS1.a, S2CS4.d, S3L1.b, S3L1.d, C3CS1)
Plants Around the World
Grades 4 – 7
Students will visit the outdoor gardens and the conservatories as they investigate biomes and habitats. Their explorations will include the desert, rainforest and bog gardens and will emphasize biogeography and plant adaptations. (Georgia Performance Standards: S4L1.c, S4L2.a, S4L2.b, S4CS1, S5CS1, S6CS1, S7L4.e S7L5.a, S7CS5.a, S7CS1)
Grades 7 – 12
Students will be introduced to the outstanding features of the Outdoor Gardens and the Fuqua Conservatory.
Self-Guided Tours may choose to explore the Outdoor Gardens, the Fuqua Conservatory or the Children’s Garden without a guide. Download Garden Adventure Pack Instructions below to help elementary students self-guide through the Garden.
Every other year the Garden offers a special opportunity for teachers to supplement their life science curriculum with presentations by leading horticulurists, explorers, and researchers. In 2015, discover the importance of protecting amphibians and the efforts that aim to conserve these incredible creatures.
The lectures are free and open to students in grades 6 - 12. After the lecture, participating classes are also invited to take a self-guided tour of the Garden.