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University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

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United States of America - Delaware - Newark

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens traces its roots back to the late 1950’s with the planting of specimen trees and shrubs around Townsend Hall at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). These early plantings initially supported undergraduate coursework and evolved over time into gardens.

Today, the UD Botanic Garden is a series of twelve gardens on fifteen acres. UDBG continues to be used by faculty, students, Green Industry professionals, and the public, and serves a primary role in supporting the CANR programs in horticulture, plant science, entomology, and landscape design.

UD Botanic Gardens contributes to an understanding of the changing relationships between plants and people through education, extension, research, and community support.

Main Address:
University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
531 South College Avenue
Mailing: 152 Townsend Hall, Plant & Soil Sciences
Delaware 19717 United States of America

Telephone: (302) 831-0153
Fax: (302) 831-0605
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. John Frett, Director
    Curator's Name: Matthew Lobdell, Graduate Student
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1950
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.6676410
    Longitude: -75.7527060
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes