Photo courtesy of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. Credit Scott Shigley

Outdoor Gardens

In October 2014, the Botanical Garden celebrated its ceremonial grand opening with two days of public previews and its inaugural annual symposium. The seven acres of new gardens opened for regular visitation in April 2015.

The outdoor gardens showcase our commitment to raising the standards of excellence in Midwestern horticulture. The gardens by their design embrace our urban environment for its inherent challenges, team with an array of beautiful plants and live up to their invention as living forms of public art. The gardens are extrinsically valued by the community as a gorgeous setting for public gatherings and private events and a space to experience world-class horticulture.

  • For more information about our master plan, click here.
  • Find detailed descriptions of the design and seasonal highlights of specific gardens below.