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| ||Field Trip Programs for Schools |
School and Children's groups can visit NCBG to participate in an on-site, hands-on educational program. Different programs are available for different ages, and each is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Each programs lasts about 60 minutes, and can accommodate up to 60 students at a time.
| ||Group Tours of the Display Gardens|
Botanical Garden Tour Guides lead visiting groups through our Display Gardens on a leisurely 60-90 minute walk. During this walk, your guides will point out plants that are blooming or of particular interest, give you insight into how our gardens were created, and even pass along some home gardening tips. If your group is particularly interested in a specific topic or area of the Garden, our Tour Guides will be happy to accommodate you. Guided tours for adults cost $40 for groups of up to 40 adults, with additional charges for larger groups.
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
|Early Autumn at Mason Farm|
Enjoy the fall beauty of Mason Farm Biological Reserve during an in-depth tour of the “old farm trail.” Travel through 260 years of cultural and natural history, discover early fall wildflowers, and discuss the effects of the Garden’s intense management for both field and forest on the Reserve. Meet at the NCBG visitor parking lot gazebo to drive to the location. $15 ($12 Members)
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
|Peak of Autumn at Penny’s Bend|
Take a walk through the colorful fall landscape of this remnant glade and Piedmont prairie managed by NCBG. Surrounded on three sides by the Eno River, Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve encompasses mature forests and remnant prairies with numerous regionally rare plants. Meeting place will be sent to you after registration. Please Note: This hike is about two miles in length, and much of it is on uneven terrain. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and carry a walking stick if you use one, as well as water. $15 ($12 Members)
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Winter Bird Walk around and through the Big Oak Woods|
Join Haven, who specializes in animal behavior and ecology, for a winter bird walk at Mason Farm Biological Reserve. Participants will look for woodpeckers, sparrows, and the newly arrived winter birds.
Fee: $15 ($10 NCBG Members)