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About the Gardens at SIUE

History of The Gardens at SIUE

The Donal Myer Arboretum at SIUE was established on campus in 1990. In 2004, the Arboretum became The Gardens at SIUE, a Missouri Botanical Garden Signature Garden. Since then, The Gardens at SIUE has grown into a well-loved recreational venue and community resource.

In 2007, the Friends of The Gardens organization was formed to allow community members to be more involved. To date, Friends of The Gardens has been instrumental in new garden development, marketing and promotion, and special event support.

The Gardens is young, but the future is bright! A multi-phase master plan, crafted by Terra Design Studios, guides our development. We look forward to sharing new developments with you as we continue to realize our vision.

To learn more about helping our gardens grow, please contact us at (618) 650-3070.