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The Gardens at SIUE, Edwardsville

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The Gardens at SIUE is a botanical garden on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). It originated as an arboretum and occupies a 35 acres (14 ha) tract of the university's 2,660 acres (1,080 ha) campus at Edwardsville, Illinois. It serves as a twofold function as a living laboratory dedicated in support of the educational and research missions of the University and as a place of beauty for the university community to share with the general public. In light of this duality, The Gardens' master plan calls for the creation of a "public garden featuring spectacular horticulture, event spaces, areas for social gatherings and contemplative gardens" to be continuously enhanced over the coming years. The Gardens at SIUE was recognized by the Missouri Botanical Gardens as a "Signature Garden" until the MOBOT program was discontinued.
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  • This is a great place for photos. Enjoyed walking around the peaceful gardens.It is beautiful any season of the year.  more »
  • Nestled within the 2,600 acres that comprise the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus is a 35 acre botanical garden known as The Gardens at SIUE. Students and other guests can wind down.....  more »
  • Very nice garden for a morning/afternoon stroll. Very well maintained. Especially, there is a pond closed by where I have seen people fishing. Thank you SIUE for providing the space.
  • Great place for casual walks and park bench sitting. The paved trail through the garden is a bit narrow so it is not a great place for running or biking as it is difficult to get around the casual walkers.

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