The Model Gardens are private, student-designed gardens that offer innovative ideas for small spaces and yards, including plant selection, raised beds, and seating options.
The Paradise Garden is a beautiful pleasure garden that has been designed to evoke the senses with a with a modern adaptation of a classical theme that includes waterfalls, splashes of color and aromatic fragrances.
The JCRA Perennial Border garden is a spectacular garden on a grand scale, with 18 foot deep, 300 foot long borders filled with hundreds of grasses, perennials, and shrubs. The garden features multiple textures, tones, colors and hues to visitors to enjoy.
The Scree Garden is home to some of nature's toughest plants that manage to survive in the extreme conditions of gravel scree. These hardy plants experience a plethora of challenges from high desert-like summer heat and arid conditions to extreme winter cold all year round, creating a garden like no other.
Southall Memorial Garden
The Southall Memorial Garden is an exclusive collection inspired by one of the university’s renowned professors of horticulture who inspired a love of plants in everyone he met. This charming garden features some of his favorite specimens, including a giant hemlock tree and is a favorite spot for visitors to study, picnic and play.
The Winter Garden displays the beauty of winter with a variety of cold-loving plants such as berries, bark, blooms, and fragrance. This gorgeous garden is in bloom all year round but is at its best from October to March.
The Xeric Garden inspires water-thrifty gardeners with an array of plants that adapt to dry conditions. Visitors can admire some of the world's most adaptable plants.
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