Townsend Hall

UDBG's adult education program offers lectures, one-day and multisession clases in horticulture, landscape design, entomology, and related fields. As a visitor destination, UDBG also offers informal educational opportunities, including guided and self-guided tours.

Seasonal Events - Fall 2015

Registration is highly recommended for all events to ensure a seat; please email or phone 302-831-2531. Send payment to: UDBG, 152 Townsend Hall, University of DE, Newark DE 19716. All events are held in Townsend Hall Commons unless otherwise noted. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made 10 business days prior to lecture or class.


linnaeus and the basic principles of plant nomenclature

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

UDBG Friends Members: FREE; Nonmembers: $10

With assistance from Art Tucker, Carl Linnaeus (famous for his work in Taxonomy, the science of identifying, naming, and classifying organisms) will pay a visit to the UDBG and present his innovative principles of plant naming in the 18th century and how these have changed in the past 300 years..

Dr. Arthur O. Tucker is a retired botanist who specialized in the identification and chemistry of plants of flavor, fragrance, and medicine. A retired Research Professor and Director of the Claude E. Phillips Herbarium at Delaware State University in Dover, he is currently Emeritus Professor at Delaware State University. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance.


Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Pre-Payment required to reserve your place)

UDBG Friends Members: $20; Nonmembers: $30

Location: Room 102 Fischer Greenhouse

Join UDBG staff for a festive evening filled with the fragrances of the holidays-`pine, gingerbread, and cider--as you make your own holiday wreath. Materials provided. Hand pruners will be available or you can bring your own. Maximum: 15.

University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153