Designing Green Gardens

Theme: Designing Green Gardens
Grades: 6-12
Description: Students will: learn how to compost; be able to identify native plants of South Florida; understand how native plants are eco-friendly; and discover the role of a landscape architect. Then, students design a native plant garden of their own.
Activities:
 “Home is Where the Forrest Is” guided collaborative activity (25 min.)
 Native Plants of South Florida presentation (25 min.)
 Courtyard Garden Tour (15 min.)
 Native Plant Garden Design Activity (30 min.)
Duration: 2 hours
Site: Coral Gables Museum
Fee: $5 per student, group size: 20-60