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 (haydenml@purdue.edu) to schedule a tour.

Horticulture Garden SlideshowDirections to the Garden

Currently, a process has begun to re-design and update the Horticulture Garden.  Enhanced entrances and walkways, a new irrigation system, additional seating, and a vine trellis are just some of the elements being planned.  But we need your help!  Help make the new garden a reality by contributing to the Horticulture Garden project. Click on the button below or enter https://www.hort.purdue.edu/PUHG in your browser address line to access the EVERTRUE Campaign for Purdue.

If you’d like more information about specific gifts and recognition, contact Dr. Hazel Wetzstein, Head of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010, office phone 765-494-1306, e-mail: hwetzste@purdue.edu.

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300

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