Landscape Architecture is responsible for planning, designing and managing all aspects of site and landscape improvements for new construction and renovation of existing University facilities. Our staff is involved in the preparation of master, landuse and open space plans to assist in future development strategies for our campuses.

I hope our alumni will always insist upon retention of our precious islands of green and serenity - our most precious physical asset, transcending even classrooms, libraries, and laboratories in their ability to inspire students to dream long dreams of future usefulness and achievement - dreams that are an essential part of undergraduate college experience.”

—Herman B Wells, 1962
address to alumni.


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    Gardening Classes Grow Up! The Proper Trellising of Different Fruit-Bearing Plants
    Saturday, October 8, 2016
    Hilltop Garden and Nature Center 2367 E. 10th St. Bloomington, IN

    Trellising provides numerous benefits for fruit production, including more effective air circulation, better insulation, easier disease control, and more convenient harvesting. In addition, trellises can add structure to the orchard and contribute to the beauty of the landscape. Learn which trellising techniques work for best for different fruiting plants and how to create effective and inexpensive trellises for the home orchard.

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    Hypertufa Pots and Wall Hangings Workshop
    Saturday, October 22, 2016
    Hilltop Garden and Nature Center 2367 E. 10th St. Bloomington, IN

    Hypertufa is a lightweight, permeable mixture of Portland cement, peat moss, and vermiculite that you can mold into container shapes. The containers are great for any plant but particularly for succulent plants that don’t like to sit in water. This class will allow you to make two containers, show you how to make the hypertufa mixture, and make recommendations on molds you might use to make containers at home. Cement can be caustic to the skin so bring gloves if you are sensitive. This is a messy operation, but if you liked making mud pies as a child, you will have fun.

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    Fall Planting of Pome Fruit Trees
    Saturday, November 5, 2016
    Bloomington Community Orchard, 2120 S. Highland Ave., Bloomington, Indiana

    Learn how to plant apple, pear, and other pome fruit trees in fall in order to get a head start on the growing season. In this hands-on class, students learn to select a site, prepare the soil, plant, and stake fruit trees in fall. The class will plant a tree during the class, so please dress appropriately for the weather and for the work. The proper planting of fruit trees is the first step to success and an investment in a future that can span many decades with bountiful harvests. Rain Date is 11/12. Participants will be notified if rain date is necessary.

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