Making Your Garden Grow

What common decorative plant seen in lawns today was used by the Powhatan Indians to make rope? Why did the English starve while the Virginia Indians had plenty? Discover Jamestown as ground zero for the clash of American and introduced cultivars, and how food crops affected American evolution.  Great for adult groups!

Program complies with VA Social Studies Standards of Learning. 

“I learned so much that will be valuable to me as a scholar and a teacher.  I especially appreciated how thoughtfully the tour was tailored to our interests.  Fabulous!” –  Professor, University of California – Davis

Program length: 2 hours; Rate: A


To book a tour or program, contact reservations:

(757) 253-4939 • (888) 868-7593 • fax (757) 253-4997 • group.reservations@jyf.virginia.gov

Groups of 15 or more require advance reservations.

Guided tour reservations required at least three business days in advance and are subject to availability. We recommend making tour reservations at least two months in advance for fall and winter trips, and up to four months in advance for trips in the spring.

Reservations are also requested for self-guided groups.

Consult Group Admission Rates,  Field Trip Planning Made Easy and the Teacher Checklist to prepare for your visit.