Field Trips

Are you looking for an interactive experience for your students? Then consider scheduling a hands-on, garden-based field trip to one of our green spaces. Field trips are available for preschool through high school age groups. Our gardens are metro accessible, and conveniently located in the Shaw and Columbia Heights neighborhoods in DC:

  • Girard Children's Community Garden: 1480 Girard St NW in Columbia Heights
  • Marion Street Intergenerational Garden: 1519 Marion St NW in Shaw

 

Availability

We offer field trips April through October on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting at $80/hour for 15 students. Cancellation with more than 48 hours notice or due to inclement weather (heavy rain, thunderstorms, and temperatures exceeding 100) will receive a full refund.

 

Themes

City Blossoms offers an assortment of field trip experiences, each designed to support learning standards, explore nature, and teach about food production.  Some of our most popular themes are listed below. If you don't find what you're looking for, we may be able to tailor a field trip to your class.

Garden Senses: experience the outdoors through the 5 sense

Compost and Creepy Crawlies: investigate compost and the world living inside

The Secret Lives of Our Pollinators: explore pollinators and their very important part in a garden

How Plants Work: identify plant parts and their roles in a plant's life cycle

Criss-Cross Connections: examine the dependence of the food system on a healthy ecosystem

Garden Chefs: harvest and cook garden goodies to taste

 

Click here to view our full menu to learn more about our field trip options, fees, and scholarships. For more information or to schedule a visit contact willa@cityblossoms.org.

 

Check out this video to get a glimpse of what field trips at our Marion Street Garden are like. Thank you to DC Greens with whom in partnership this video was made.

This was the best field trip my team has ever taken. The five senses and how things grow ties in perfectly with the Pre-K curriculum. The garden is also an example of a place in our community that is not often talked about, such as a fire station or police station. Most of the kids went home wanting to grow their own gardens so they can make their own food for their families.
— Veronica McKillop, Pre-K Teacher
Any time my students have the opportunity to harvest their own food with their hands, and taste their creation, I am especially excited. One student turned to me and said, ‘I love this so much. I wish we could do this all the time.’
— Clare Parks, High School Teacher