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Growing through learning at the Gardens
Gardens are beautiful academic resources. When we think about learning in a garden we tend to only think science lessons but gardens can also be unique learning tools for exploring art, history, engineering and much more! The Gardens at SIUE collaborates with many campus and community groups to provide and support a variety of nature-based opportunities for visitors.

Campus Connections
The Gardens at SIUE partners with many disciplines to provide cross-curriculum opportunities for students and SIUE's office of Educational Outreach to offer interesting and exciting horticulture classes and programs. The Gardens is also the perfect place for aspiring artists from the University and surrounding area to display their artwork.

  • Art and design
  • Biological sciences
  • Construction management
  • Information systems
  • Public affairs
  • Policy analysis

Community Connections
The Gardens welcomes groups large and small to learn and tour the grounds. Educating young people about the Gardens is an important commitment and great joy to the Master Gardening crew.

  • Field trips (elementary and middle school students)
  • Special projects - Girl and Boy Scouts of America

Professional Connections
The Gardens hosts professional development seminars, workshops and training programs with the help of:

  • Illinois Arborist Association
  • Gateway Cooperative Weed Management Association
  • University of Illinois Extension