Beginning in 2006, HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein formed an Arboretum Committee to develop an Arboretum and Botanical Garden on campus. With the help of numerous committee members, the landscape team at HPU and a team of students, the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens have developed dramatically. The goal of the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is to beautify the HPU campus and preserve the environmental surroundings using what God has provided. All this is done with the goal of also providing unique educational opportunities for students and visitors alike.
In recognition for her tireless efforts and vision to bring to fruition the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the High Point University Board announced the naming of the Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in late 2009. The First Lady has worked with faculty, staff, students, landscape designers, local garden clubs, donors and other institutions to seize the opportunity to create and establish a campus-wide arboretum that houses various themed gardens.
At each of the 29 gardens, an information box is located containing a brochure featuring a map of that garden, and a list of included plants. The Arboretum is spread throughout the campus and is constantly being expanded with an overall goal of increasing the diversity throughout.
Additions to the plant collections and expansion of the gardens is a continuous process so be sure to visit often and stay up to date through our website, Facebook page and Instagram account. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or for information about honoring or memorializing a loved one contact Chris Dudley at 336.841.4530 and email@example.com.
|Arboretum Committee||Student Arboretum Team|
|Mrs. Mariana Qubein||Jordan Johnston|
|Mrs. Nancy Warburton||Walter Galarowicz|
|Mr. Matt Mahoney||Alec Garfield|
|Mrs. Phyllis Morgan||Kayla Lewallen|
|Mr. John Paulin||Caroline Peacock|
|Dr. Kelli Sapp||Evan Fulghum|
|Dr. Donald A. Scarborough|
|Mr. Patrick Moore|
|Mr. Barry Kitley|
|Mr. Troy Thompson|
|Dr. Nicky Hughes|
|Mrs. Kay Maynard|
|Dr. Cindy Vigueira|
|Dr. John Turpin|
|Dr. Angela Bauer|
|Dr. Jason Lattier|
|Dr. Patrick Vigueira|
|Mrs. Donna Smith|