Clark Botanic Garden

Explore 12 acres of shrubs, ponds, small trees, perennials, roses, and 3 beehives at the Clark Botanic Garden. Groups can discover the worlds of gardens, insects, local wildlife, and small ecosystems, as well as learning about pollination, bats, life in ponds, plant life cycles, and terrariums in exciting 2-hour workshops. Hands-on activities include mobile-building, terrarium-building, reading tree rings, and planting seeds.
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 193 I.U. Willets Rd., Albertson, NY 11507. Nassau County. Tel: 516-869-6311. Email: doolink@northhempsteadny.gov. Website: www.clarkbotanic.org. Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM. Same Day Booking: Yes.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 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.