Community Day 2022 Tour Schedule

Tour Lengths: Vegetable Garden: 30 mins, Stormwater: 30 mins, Whittier’s Walk: 30 mins, Pollinator Garden: 30 mins, Greenhouse: 30 mins, Natural Lands: 1 hour
10:30 – 11:00: Whittier’s Walk
11:00 – 11:30: Pollinator Garden, Greenhouse
11:30 – 12:00: Vegetable Garden
12:00 – 1:00: Natural Lands
12:30 – 1:00: Whittier’s Walk, Pollinator Garden
1:00 – 1:30: Stormwater
1:30 – 2:00: Vegetable Garden
2:00 – 2:30: Greenhouse


Tour Descriptions

Whittier’s Walk: Peek into the Arboretum’s history and learn about our founder, Hank Whittier, and his contribution to the Arboretum. Whittier’s Walk contains the original boardwalk built by Hank and his students, which is preceded by a dedication garden including some of his favorite plants.

Pollinator Garden: As the first Bee Campus USA in Florida, our Pollinator Team is all the buzz! Join them in learning about pollinator conservation, native pollinator plants, and our wonderful pollinators.

Greenhouse: Growing, growing, gone! Our Greenhouse team is the basis for our plant sale operation and key players in growing various specimens. Join them in learning how they operate day-to-day and plant growing techniques they use.

Vegetable Garden: Broccoli, Strawberries, Grapes, oh my! Our Farm and Garden Team will show you what’s in season in our garden and how we grow our delicious produce. Taste tests welcome!

Natural Lands: Did you know UCF is home to over 800 acres of Natural Lands? Our Urban Forestry team will lead you on an adventure on the trails and you will learn about three different native Florida Ecosystems. Flora and Fauna of all kinds are waiting for you!

Stormwater Canal: What started as a ditch full of invasive plants is now a beautiful stream full of native plants that keep our water clean. Join our Stormwater team in learning why stormwater infrastructure like ours is important for the overall health of our natural environment.