Field Trips

​Field trips, pumpkin patch, pick your own, strawberries, pre-school, elementary school, special needs, home school, church groups and more.  Visit farm animals and pick berries. 



A field trip to the Smith’s Nursery Strawberry Field or Pumpkin Patch is a fun and educational addition to the school year.  Our field trips are catered to preschool classes, elementary school classes, special needs individuals, church groups, and more.  A field trip to Smith’s Nursery will teach the importance of farming, fruit, pollination, and wildlife. Our field trip takes about 1 1/2 hours.

Ms. Abby teaches kids about the importance of Honeybees

Ms. Abby teaches kids about the importance of Honeybees

In the Spring, our staff will teach how strawberries are grown, the proper way to pick them and then let each child pick a basket of berries in a section of our field reserved just for you!  Irrigation for the strawberries and plants come from two ponds on the property.  We will visit one of the ponds, learn a little about pond life, observe turtles, catfish, and the purple martins as they fly above us and nest in the houses at the pond.   The goat pen will provide lots of laughs and a lesson on raising livestock.  We'll check  the chicken coop  for eggs. Lastly,  we'll look into an empty bee hive and learn the importance of honeybees and their roles in strawberry production!  We'll taste a little honey, too! The cost of the Spring Field Trip is $11 per student. 


Smith's Nursery offers a wonderful Pumpkin Patch field trip in the fall.  Students will learn how pumpkins are grown and each child will receive a small pumpkin to take home.  Classes will travel around the nursery on an exciting hay ride!  We will stop by an Indian Camp for a brief history lesson on the Native Americans who lived on this land.  Each class will get to see some of the arrow heads and ancient pottery found in the pumpkin field.   A visit to the big red barn provides a lesson on North Carolina farm history.  we'll also visit our donkey, pig and the goats at the Swinging Bridge Goat Walk and watch as they play and climb to new heights!  The cost per student is $11.00 for the Fall Field Trip.  


Parents and siblings are welcome on the field trips. We will charge for siblings over 2 years old who accompany the field trip group.  If parents choose to join us on the hayride, we will charge $5 and that will include a hayride and small pumpkin.  During the spring field trip, parents may pick at a per pound rate.  During the fall field trips, parents should know that the hayrides may have limited space.   You will find that our farm is neat, clean, and fun.  Bathroom facilities are available. Picnic tables are provided, bring bagged lunches for a picnic after the field trip.  Remember we serve Maple View Ice cream and it's really really good!!!

Book your seasonal field trip with Smith's Nursery today!  Call us at 919-934-1700 or fill out the form below to schedule your class field trip. 

Fill out the form below to request a date and time for your class to visit our farm!  We will respond as soon as possible to confirm your field trip request. 

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