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Visit the Gardens at SIUE!

The Gardens are open year-round from dawn until dusk. The paths are not lighted.

Printable The Gardens at SIUE Map pdf

Free Parking:

The Gardens parking lot on Arboretum Lane is always available to visitors without a permit. Campus parking lot P10 is free to visitors only on Saturdays & Sundays, during the week a permit is required.

The Gardens Support Center

The Gardens Support Center:

Open M-F 8:30-4:00 and special event weekends, the Support Center is the main hub of activity for Gardens staff and volunteers working in The Gardens. Feel free to stop in and fill your water bottle, use our restrooms, or just say hello anytime the building is open.


Our half mile paved loop is a great way to experience The Gardens. The loop path and Turtle Pond Bridge are both ADA accessible. The Shade Stroll path, a mulched path, takes visitors through the woodland area to explore understory plantings and the Council Ring.

Feel free to explore off the paths, but be mindful of keeping an eye out for plants like poison ivy and wild rose that may leave their mark.

We ask that you not pick the flowers or make collections of any kind. Explore and enjoy the grounds, but please leave what you find.

Your dog is welcome to visit The Gardens on a leash. Please pick up after your pet.

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