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UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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The University of Maryland Community Learning Garden is located between the Eppley Recreation Center and the School of Public Health. It was started in 2010 as a graduate student project, but has since become a joint venture between undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to encourage people to see green spaces in new ways and use them to their fullest capacities.

Drop in to any of our work hours and assist with planting, pruning, weeding, planning, watering, or harvesting. As an added bonus, you can take home whatever vegetables, fruit, and herbs we harvest that day!

Work hours take place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4pm - 5pm. From June 2 - Aug 25, we will also have hours on Saturdays from 10am - 11am.

Summer Service Learning hours are available. Please inform the project leader that you will need their signature and bring your own form to complete.

NO experience is necessary, but the work does involve kneeling, bending, and lifting. Please bring water to drink and be aware this outdoor work during the summer; it may be hot and muggy.

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About UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden


University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, US

Mission Statement

The University of Maryland campus is an Arboretum and Botanical Garden that strives to be an instrument of horticultural distinction, landscape design and interpretation, and place-making reflecting the university’s education, research and service missions. The Arboretum and Botanical Garden incorporates the diverse heritage landscapes of the campus from its beginnings as an agricultural college founded in 1856 to its current urban setting befitting a distinguished research university. Through exemplary practices of environmental stewardship, horticulture and urban forestry, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden will enhance the campus’ aesthetic and promote awareness of conservation and preservation of our natural environment for the enrichment of the university community, the citizens of Maryland and our visitors.


The University of Maryland, the state’s flagship campus, is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The American Association of Public Gardens, by designating the university as an arboretum and botanical garden in 2008, recognized our commitment to becoming a green campus. Maryland is also the first university in the state to be honored as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Campus inventory of over 8,000 trees, garden plantings and nearly 400 acres of undeveloped urban forest is a beautiful reminder of Maryland’s history and a harbinger of Maryland’s future. The university looks at the campus’ green space as a major resource for its educational, research and service missions.


We'll work with your schedule.


Community Learning GardenUniversity of Maryland4128 Valley DrCollege Park, MD 20742



  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture


  • Teens
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • Outdoors: dress for the weather.

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