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Welcome to The Gardens at SIUE, the public botanical garden on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Recognized by the Missouri Botanical Garden as a Signature Garden, our 35-acre property includes a variety of natural areas, gardens, and sculpture in a landscaped setting. We hope you enjoy exploring The Gardens online and that when you have the opportunity you’ll come for a visit. Our gardens are in a constant state of change; with seasonal variations, new installations, classes, and special events — there is always something to see at The Gardens at SIUE!


Join us for the 2014 Discover The Gardens at SIUE!

Due to ground conditions and inclement weather, this has been cancelled.

Sunday, Oct. 12
12:30-5 p.m.

The Gardens will be bursting with color for this family-friendly event designed to engage both children and adults.

Begin your afternoon with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new Treetop pedestrian bridge which connects the new eco-friendly parking lot to garden attractions.  As guests stroll across the bridge and into The Gardens, they will encounter display, craft and presentation stations.

Members of the SIUE Natural Connections student organization will discuss homegrown sustainability in the family garden; the Master Gardeners will explain plantings and new installations; and you will learn about our newest designation, Monarch Butterfly Way-Finding Station. Our younger visitors will be engaged with face painting, pumpkin painting and construction of eco-friendly birdfeeders. 

Treetop Bridge Ribbon Cutting - 12:30 p.m.*
Discover The Gardens at SIUE Opens - 1 p.m.**
Musical entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

*Ribbon cutting rain or shine
**Inclement weather cancels Discover The Gardens at SIUE Day

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