High School Program

Math in the Gardens: Measure, multiply and map your way through the garden. Learn about the different kinds of math our garden staff use to create and maintain our beautiful garden, and solve your own garden math problems.  Program content is adjusted to match appropriate grade-level standards.

Discovery Garden: Introduce students to agriculture and sustainable gardening.  What parts of plants do we eat?  What’s the difference between a fruit and vegetable?  See bee hives, chickens, an orchard, vegetables and fruits, a historic tobacco barn and more.

Haiku Trail into the GardensDevelop literacy skills and practice creative expression on a walk through the gardens. Learn about haiku structure and the poet Basho, then collect words that describe your sensory observations to assemble your own haiku.

Go With the Flow: Follow the flow of water through Duke Gardens to explore the hydrologic cycle. Observe water management infrastructure, perform hands-on experiments to determine properties of this urban watershed, and map your data.

Garden Walk: Observe seasonal highlights on a guided walk that introduces students to the biodiversity of Duke Gardens.