The St. Johns Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve is more than just a pretty place to visit! Educational opportunities abound here. Once we open, and perhaps even a little before then, guided tours and programs will be available by contacting us several weeks in advance. Educators are welcome to plan with us about bringing their classes here on field trips, as well. Special classes on plant identification, xeriscaping, landscaping, native plants, water conservation, cold protection techniques, fertilizing (or not), planting, transplanting, potting, watching for invasiveness of a plant, and others will be available. We will also have WILD WONDERS presenting animal shows here on a monthly basis, usually on a weekend.
Individuals and families are also welcome to visit and learn by walking around the gardens and preserve and read the interpretive signs and plant ID markers. These will identify groups of plants and tell a little about the natural environment of that group, as well as explain why plants are placed where they are. Plant ID markers will provide the common and scientific name of the plants, and tell their origin.
Programs and field trips will be geared towards the educational level of the groups involved, so please make sure to provide us with this information at the time arrangements are made. And special group rates are available for such events, and vary by the size of the group. We welcome you… Come grow with us!