Seasoned and novice gardeners alike find interactive classes, professional development, and personal enrichment in the Adult Programs offered at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Programs include lectures, classes, guided walks, workshops, off-site tours, symposia and trips. Learn about new ways to interpret and experience the wonders of plants and the people-plant connection.
The Children's Education and Family Programs at Sarah P. Duke Gardens observes its 15th anniversary in 2009. These programs offer garden-based environmental education programs for school children, pediatric patients, families, and teachers. Through hands-on learning experiences and playful adventure, children of all ages explore the total garden environment while discovering the inter-connections between plants, animals, and people. Design and fundraising are progressing for the construction of a 'green' children's outdoor learning environment, The Charlotte Brody Children's Discovery Garden.
Part of Children's Programming at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Healing and Hope through Science brings hands-on natural science classes and activities to patients at Duke Children's Hospital. Studies have shown that patients' interactions with natural objects can give them a sense of calm and familiarity, and this can provide a positive, fun distraction from their illness.
This program enables kids to learn, inquire, create, and connect to the outside world. Healing and Hope through Science helps children blossom, even under the most unlikely circumstances.
Exhibits in the Perkins Gallery are sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation