Designing Green Gardens


Grades: 6-12
Subject area: Environmental Science

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.


“Home is Where the Forest 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
Cost: Exhibition tours are $5 per student. 1 chaperone for every 10 students is required. Chaperones are free.