Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Activities & Events

Visit the Gardens

A visit to the gardens is the best way to pick new plants and plant combinations for your own garden. Our gardeners recommend you visit about every two weeks to catch all the gardens have to offer. And here's a hint: don't pick single plants to plant at home. When you see something you like, find a companion plant that works with it. Planting in combinations will help your garden feel better coordinated.




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From self-directed tours and kid's scavenger hunts to guided tours, Yew Dell has many options for viewing our gardens.

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Kids and Families

Engage your family with our nature and garden backpacks, books and blanket packs, scavenger hunts, and our Saturday morning Children in the Dell programs.

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Classes and Programs

Yew Dell offers informal walks and workshops, festivals and community events all year long, covering all aspects of gardening, local natural history and everything in between. Classes are listed in chronological order.

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Visit the Garden Shop located in the Visitor Center for garden-themed gifts, Yew Dell selected gardening tools, staff pick books, kid gifts, convenience items and refreshments. And just outside the Visitor Center, don’t forget to take a look around the Plant Center for a special addition or two for your own garden. Many of these plants are propagated in Yew Dell’s nursery.



Yew Dell offers many ways to volunteer and learn. Work in the garden, help in the office, join an event committee. If you have the time, we’ve got a slot for you. No experience necessary. In fact, volunteering at Yew Dell is a great way to learn, from our staff and other volunteers.

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