Ruan Allée

The Ruan Allée (pronounced allay) is a shade tree-canopied promenade that forms the architectural backbone of the Botanical Garden, sited to draw visitors from the terminus of the boardwalk to the as-yet-unconstructed parterre garden. Formed by a 220-foot long row of 20 State Street® maples (Acer miyabei ‘Morton’), the allée reaches its peak with a late spring display of 3,400 bearded and beardless irises that populate the mirrored, symmetrical planting design underneath the canopy.  The hardscape of the allée features architectural bands of reclaimed bricks that were manufactured on the Botanical Garden site in the early 1900s when the property was home to a brick and tile factory.   

This garden is made possible through the generosity of Janis and John Ruan.