The mission of The Gardens at SIUE is to create a venue of beauty and distinction that will support the educational and research components of the University; that will engage the public in educational opportunity and campus life; and that will provide a haven for relaxation and enjoyment for all.
The Gardens at SIUE, a Missouri Botanical Gardens Signature Garden, comprises existing woodlands, a pond, grasslands and an arboretum on a lush and rolling 35-acre site. The Gardens is a living laboratory dedicated to supporting the educational and research mission of the University. Environmental sustainability, conservation and stewardship are cornerstones of The Gardens' vision, providing a unique opportunity to research, implement and demonstrate innovative green technologies. Gardens, facilities and amenities feature renewable, recycled and sustainably produced materials.
The Gardens at SIUE is one of three of the world-renowned Missouri Botanical Gardens' Signature Gardens. To retain this designation, each garden is reviewed annually and must demonstrate proper horticultural display and maintenance practices, provide educational programs, and continue to evolve as a public garden.