Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden

Campers will get a well-rounded experience out of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Most programs begin in the classroom and end with a guided tour of the gardens. Take the journey of a plant in “Roots ‘n’ Shoots,” and learn about germination, photosynthesis, and more. Study the water cycle on a Water Garden nature walk, or examine pollinators under microscopes, before walking through pollinator-friendly flower beds. Poetry in the Garden is a cross-disciplinary program where groups will read nature sonnets and haikus, before creating their own in their journal.  

Contact Info:
Address: 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA 31419. Chatham County. Tel: 912-921-5460. Email: coastal@uga.edu. Website: www.coastalgeorgiabg.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5PM, Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12-5PM. 

Trip Info:
Grade Level: K-12. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
 

Botanical Gardens Fun Facts

Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow).

There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?)

The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (have campers figure out how big a bouquet would be).

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. A guided tour can help your campers discover interesting plant facts.