Purdue Horticulture Gardens
The E.C. Stevenson Pavilion, a gift
from family and friends, is dedicated to the memory of the Head
of the Horticulture Department from 1958-1967. During his tenure
“Steve” took the department to new heights of recognition and
oversaw the formation of the Landscape Architecture Program.
Established in 1982, the Horticulture Garden at Purdue University
is one of the most visually stunning landscapes on campus. Located
on Marstellar Street, adjacent to the Horticulture Building, the
garden is home to hundreds of annual and perennial flowers and
foliage plants. The tree peony collection is noteworthy.
In its role as a horticultural teaching laboratory, this half
acre living classroom maximizes plant diversity and offers learning
opportunities for students from many other programs
such as botany, plant pathology, entomology, veterinary medicine,
and even the visual arts. Different types of soil and many
small microclimates provide the garden with an ability to nurture
and grow plants otherwise not found in the area. Visitors will be
impressed by the tranquility and ever-changing hue of the flowers
and plants each time they stroll through the garden. The public is
always welcome and appointments are available for individual or
group-guided tours. Contact Mary Lou Hayden (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a tour.
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