the beaten path
many people are familiar with the gardens between the pavilions
and the ranges, there are other garden spots on Grounds that are
especially attractive now with warm weather bringing out the flowers.
Several landscaping employees from Facilities Management recommended
spots on Grounds that might provide a momentary getaway from the
gardens at Carrs Hill include lawns and sitting areas as
well as a variety of flowers and shrubs.
Clemons Library, next to Miller Hall, there is a quiet nook with
a cherry tree and azaleas. There is another quiet niche on the
south side of the Bayly Museum, with azaleas and flowering magnolias.
garden on Monroe Hill contains five varieties of tulips, daylilies,
bee balm and sedum and soon there will be plantings of cosmos
and zinnias. Its shrubs include winter daphne, butterfly bush,
candytuft, red bud, mock orange and a few azaleas.
Both the Commerce and Engineering schools have interior courtyards.
Thornton Halls is complete with picnic tables and a lawn.
The courtyard garden at Monroe Hall is graced with hollies, crepe
myrtles and deciduous magnolias, as well as viburnums, hostas
and pachysandra ground cover.
University has an arboretum at Morea house, at the end of Sprigg
Lane. There is large collection of trees, including American Linden,
osage oranges thought to have been brought back by Lewis and Clark,
Carolina hornbean (also known as musclewood), pearl bush (which
is covered with white flowers), a Japanese tree lilac (which carries
lavender blooms), tree peonies, thorny eleagnus (a bushy ornamental
used for shade), and a variety of lilacs. There is also a peony
bed with star magnolia.
the traditional gardens can hold surprises. In the garden at Pavilion
III there is a muse with ornamental honeysuckle and climbing hydrangeas,
as well as a small area with a few flowers.
Pavilion VIII there are two hidden gardens, not visible until
a visitor enters them, shielded from view by walls and tall, English
boxwood hedges. The hidden gardens have a variety of plants, including
pansies, native columbine, annual poppies, crocus, daffodils,
hyacinth, speedwell, peonies, daylilies, aster, mallow, perennial
phlox, climbing rose trumpet vine, willowleaf and sunflowers.