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Visiting Gardens Objective: Expose students to professional garden designs as a reference and source of inspiration. University of Illinois Arboretum Established in 1998 Purpose To serve as a teaching laboratory Conserve _______________________ Conduct research on horticultural plants

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visiting gardens

Visiting Gardens

Objective: Expose students to professional garden designs as a reference and source of inspiration.

university of illinois arboretum
University of Illinois Arboretum
  • Established in 1998
  • Purpose
    • To serve as a teaching laboratory
    • Conserve _______________________
    • Conduct research on horticultural plants
    • Public demonstration
  • Components
    • Tree plantings
    • Japan Cultural House
    • Hartley Trial Garden
    • Master Gardener IDEA Demonstration Garden
japan house and tree plantings
Japan House and Tree Plantings
  • Japan House
    • Includes a formal Japanese garden
      • Rock and sand sculpture
      • Fish ponds
      • Bridges
      • _______________________ trees
    • A traditional ceremonial structure
      • Hold tea ceremonies
      • Contain traditional Japanese decor and architecture
  • Tree Plantings
    • Permanent elements of the arboretum
      • Nut grove
      • Ornamental tree and hedge rows
hartley trial garden
Hartley Trial Garden
  • Used to demonstrate and evaluate annual flowers
  • Part of the All-American Trials
    • Nation-wide trial of annual cultivars to determine a best overall performance for every climate
    • Not necessarily the best performing cultivars for your area, but best in terms of every represented climate in the U.S.
  • A formalized garden design
    • Symmetry
    • Paths
    • Focal point and perspective
    • Arbors
    • Benches
master gardener idea demonstration garden
Master Gardener IDEA Demonstration Garden
  • Who are Master Gardeners?
    • Volunteers with the U of I Extension who undergo _________________________ in horticulture ~ formally certified as “Master Gardeners”
    • Answer _________________________questions
    • Conduct volunteer activities in the community, including summer demonstrations at the IDEA Garden

Questions on home gardens?

Ask the Master Gardeners.

formal garden design
Formal Garden Design
  • 4-Squares Design
    • Based on the intersection of two major paths within a _______________________ enclosed area
      • 4 equal areas allow crop rotation
    • Enclosed by a fence, wall, or shrubs
    • Traditional design for kitchen gardens dating back to middle ages
  • IDEA Garden is a modification on the 4-Squares design
    • Not a true kitchen garden
    • Plantings outside ____________________________ not common
important features
Important Features
  • Fence or walls
    • Define boundaries of the garden
    • Protection against animals and wind
  • Paths
    • Determine a reference point for other garden features
    • Covered with wood chips or bricks to prevent weeds and allow access
  • Raised beds
  • Water source
  • Focal point -usually a structure in the center
  • ________________________ - show

detailed information

  • Inter-planting and _________________________ planting
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