Garden Updates

October 20, 2017 - More than 1,000 perennials were staged at the Campus Memory Garden on Thursday Oct. 19, and later laid out in the garden to be ready for planting day on Friday, Oct. 20. Theatre major Andy Walsh helped other grounds crew staff members and garden volunteers place the plants in the garden.


By the end of the day, most of the plants were laid out and ready to be planted in. Grounds crew had also installed the entrance signage for the garden — the copper plaque with the signage verbiage will be added by the time the garden is dedicated on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 12:30 p.m.

garden plantings

September 13, 2017 - The hardscape has been installed in the garden, and the next step is creating a landscaping plan. The garden will feature purple-hued perennials such as bearded iris, coneflowers, salvia, butterfly bush, Russian sage, phlox, veronica, hollyhock, and ballon flower. Planting days have been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon. If you would like to help, please contact The garden dedication is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7, at midday.

August 25, 2017 - This week construction began on the hardscape for the new Campus Memory Garden. Walkways were poured, five remnants of pillars from Old Main were installed, and a memorial wall constructed. Work will continue during the first weeks of September, and planting is expected to take place during October with a dedication tentatively scheduled for November. If you have questions please contact or

Memory Garden aerial