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Botanography is a Philadelphia-based non-profit focused on developing environmental literacy in children with educational programming, curriculum, and teaching tools, as well as advocacy for garden classrooms in K-12 schools. 

Miranda Mote

Architect, historian, educator based in Philadelphia

Miranda Mote, PhD is a historian, artist, and educator based in Philadelphia and the 2023-24 Garden Club of America / Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize, Landscape Architecture Fellow. Her work with the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities in 2021 led to the development of an arts focused literacy and botany curriculum of lessons designed especially for students in urban environments.  She established Botanography as a non-profit to directly serve students and families in Philadelphia County and believes that every school should have a garden classroom where students can connect with plants every day.

For more information about Miranda's work as the Garden Club of America Rome Prize Fellow see this article:


Calendar of Workshops

April - Nov. 2021

• Workshop at University of Pennsylvania

• Workshop at Awbury Arboretum for 5-7 year old children

• Workshop at Stoneleigh: a Natural Garden

• Workshop at Penn Alexander School (7th grade)


May -Oct. 2022

• Heritage West, workshop in partnership with Penn Museum and Bartram's Gardens

• Workshop at Family Frolic event at the Philadelphia Flower Show

• Family workshop at Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

• Workshops at Brewerytown Community Garden

Fall 2023

• Botanical Art Club at American Academy in Rome

• Lessons for Kindergarten students at F. Crispi and Filobus 75 schools in Rome, Italy

Spring 2024

• Botanical Art Club at American Academy in Rome

• Lessons for Kindergarten students at F. Crispi and Filobus 75, and Grilli schools in Rome, Italy

Resume of Experience


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