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Botanography is a Philadelphia-based non-profit focused on providing children in urban neighborhoods with educational programming based in art, literacy, botany, ecology, and community. Through workshops, standards aligned curriculum, and garden classrooms in urban schools, teachers, students, and families are given the tools and instruction to engage with the natural world in ways that promote STEAM knowledge, self-sustainability, and community.

Miranda Mote

Architect, historian, educator based in Philadelphia

Miranda Mote, PhD is a historian, artist, and educator based in Philadelphia. 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.


Calendar of Workshops

Resume of Experience

April 2021

Workshop at University of Pennsylvania


July 2021

Workshop at Awbury Arboretum for 5-7 year old children


Sept. 2021 

Workshop at Stoneleigh: a Natural Garden

Nov. 2021 

Workshop at Penn Alexander School (7th grade)


May 21, 2022

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


June 19, 2022

Workshop at Family Frolic event at the Philadelphia Flower Show

June 25, 2022

Family workshop at Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

Sept. 3, 2022

Workshop at Brewerytown Community Garden

Current Book Project

Philia Delphian Gardens

Languages of Survival, Belief, and Friendship in Neighborhood Gardens (1683-2022)

A radical refiguring of historical and contemporary garden culture in Philadelphia.


Interested in hosting a workshop? Get in touch to learn more.

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