"The number and diversity of participants in our education programs is astounding—everything from very young children through our Kids Discover the Trail and Judy’s Day programs to advanced seniors in some of our continuing education programs."
"If you really study the plants, you start to realize that their beauty is there all the time, just in a different form. Even winter offers something. It’s a great time to see winter birds, because they can’t hide behind the leaves. And twiggy-ness can be nice!"
"Plantations’ resources are a wonderful way to teach people by demonstrating what different plant choices might be."
"The neat thing about Plantations is it offers the community a broad range of experiences and knowledge about horticulture and gardening."
"Plantations’ educational program by and large does a tremendous job."
"People need to spend more time appreciating plants and understanding the important role plant play in our lives. But I think the hook for that might be Plantations’ beauty."
"It’s great to feel people getting psyched and interested, and knowing they’re now going to see something differently."
"You can learn as much or as little as you want, but everybody will come away with something—even if it’s just a slower heart rate! "
"With the way the gardens are designed and the signage that’s available, it’s very educational for anyone who’s the least bit interested in gardening"
"You can experience Plantations on different levels. You can experience just the beauty. Or you can delve deeper and look at the tags and learn about the plants, and why they are here, and how they interact with each other, and how people and plants interact. "