Location: Surrounding Hayworth Chapel
Featured plants: Hardy Confederate jessamine (Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Madison’) and Sally Holmes climbing rose cover the arbor, Cape jessamine (Gardenia), sweetbox (Sarcococca), and daphne (Daphne) perfume the garden
Garden Map with Plant List
When it blooms: Late summer through late fall
More history: One of the Arboretum’s original gardens, the Chapel Meditation Garden is a place of inspiration and reflection. Visitors can pause under the beautiful arbor overlooking a serene fountain. In recent years the gardens have been enhanced with the addition of bulbs, many new flowering shrubs and perennials which primarily flower white. In winter of 2013-14 a renovation of the eastern side of the chapel added many white-flowering plants which also tend to have fragrance. Devoted affiliates of the Hayworth Chapel provided the support to make this garden a reality.
About: Devoted affiliates of Hayworth Chapel made this garden a reality, and it has become a popular place for weddings and a respite for reflection on campus. The garden is the botanical home to white camellias, gardenias, roses, peonies, confederate jasmine, and a weeping Japanese flowering apricot called bridal veil. The garden includes a fountain, a gift from the Student Government Association from 2002-2004, as well as the Memorial Lamp, a gift from the Class of 2014, which hangs beneath the arbor above a trumpet daffodil.