Nurturing and Inspiring Spaces: Gardens promote wellness and inspire students to do what they love

This story is featured in the Fall 2018 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Mariana Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens provide students the calming environment needed to reflect and excel. Pause for a moment. Inhale and exhale. Release any tension you have and notice your surroundings. What do you see? Hear? Smell? HPU’s campus is […]

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A Growing Reminder: How the Mariana H. Qubein Botanical Gardens and Arboretum Inspire Reflection

This story is featured in the Spring 2018 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how the Mariana H. Qubein Botanical Gardens and Arboretum serve as a place of serenity and education for HPU students. Like High Point University itself, the Mariana H. Qubein Botanical Gardens and Arboretum are noticeably beautiful. But every aspect of their design, […]

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Internship Outcomes: Kristina Wolinski Interns for TD Garden

Name: Kristina Wolinski Hometown: Brookline, MA Year: Class of 2018 Major: Business with a minor in Marketing  Internship: Wolinski worked for TD Garden, following social media accounts, creating content, and researching what kinds of content the company wanted to post. She had the opportunity to serve as the VIP assistant for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Boston leg […]

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Arbor Day Celebration Highlights Expanding Gardens and Tree Collection

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 20, 2017 – As several hundred community members gathered today at High Point University’s Cottrell Amphitheater to celebrate Arbor Day amidst the campus’s more than 3,000 taxa of plants, a special group of alumnae pledged to help keep the campus tree collection growing. For the eighth consecutive year, HPU received the […]

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HPU Greek Life Serves Elementary School Garden

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 9, 2016 – High Point University’s Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Kappa Delta Sorority partnered with FoodCorps to prepare the gardens at Kirkman Park Elementary School for the coming winter months. While volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters at Kirkman Park, one member of Kappa Sigma noticed the gardens and thought they […]

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Students Collect 250 Pounds of Food for Out of the Garden

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2015 – With a goal to nourish people in the community, High Point University students donated over 250 pounds of food to the Out of the Garden project today. “This food is needed, especially in the city of High Point right now,” said Nikki Christakos, operations manager for Out of […]

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West End Neighborhood Breaks Ground on Community Garden

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2015 – Fresh food and community – these two things made an impact on the West End neighborhood on Sept. 24, when ground was broken on the Bountiful Harvest Community Garden in a part of High Point that is considered a food desert. High Point University graduate and AmeriCorps VISTA […]

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Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Features: Spring Bulbs

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Bulbs popping out all over campus all but assure us that spring is here. The Arboretum and Gardens have been lucky each year since 2010 to receive bulbs for the gardens from Brent & Becky’s Bulbs (Gloucester, VA). In total we have added over 100,000 bulbs to the campus through their generous donations and we […]

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Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Featured Plant: Golden Paperbush

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While we try to have as much diversity in the gardens there are certain plants that seem to have all the qualities that almost require them to reside in every garden. Edgeworthia fits the bill in almost every regard. A member of the Thymelaeaceae (daphne family), this rounded deciduous shrub has all the fragrance intensity […]

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Featured Garden: The Welcome Garden

The Welcome Garden greets visitors and admissions guests as they enter High Point University. This breathtaking garden was added in 2013 and has flowers blooming virtually every month of the year. The design was inspired by gardens off of Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris. Click here for more images from the HPU Photo Blog.   Learn more […]

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Students Plant Pink Ribbon Garden for Breast Cancer Awareness

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – High Point University’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority completed their fundraising and awareness efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by planting a large Pink Ribbon garden on the HPU campus on Nov. 2. The garden is filled with plants purchased by students and community members in honor of their […]

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