The URI Outreach Center hosts educational programs at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center (RWPBC) in Providence, RI for the general public located in greater Providence and southern New England region. Programs are conducted in partnership with staff at the RWPBC and with horticultural groups throughout the region.
The URI Outreach Center has extended its sustainable horticulture and urban agriculture programming to Providence and surrounding areas through a partnership with the Providence Parks Department at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. Opening to the public on March 2, 2007, the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center (RWP BC) is the largest public indoor display garden in New England. The 12,000ft2 state-of-the-art facility houses an extraordinary array of flowers, rare plants, waterfalls and unique exhibits, including carnivorous plants and towering palm trees. Horticultural displays change throughout the year in the conservatory to encourage visitors to return for new experiences. To highlight this spectacular space, the URI Outreach Center offers guided tours of the Botanical Center led by trained URI Master Gardener docents and seasonal horticultural education programs taught by URI staff and partners.
To schedule a guided tour of the RWP Botanical Center for groups of 5-50 adults and/or children, complete this form.
Guided tours of the indoor and outdoor spaces at the Botanical Center are offered throughout the year during normal hours of operation. Fees for guided tours are as follows:
Children: $2.50 (ages 6-12)
5 and under: FREE
The RWP BC features classroom space in two restored Lord and Burnham Greenhouses built in the 1960's, which the URI Outreach Center utilizes to offer seasonal educational programs to the general public. All programs are offered on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 10AM, unless marked otherwise.
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Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Children: $1.00 (ages 6-12)
Children under 6: FREE
*Group rates are available for 10 or more people with 10 days advance notice. Call (401) 785-9450 ext. 263 for reservations.