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Location: At the admissions parking near the University Parkway entrance.

Featured plants:

  • Agave ovatifolia (whale’s tongue agave)
  • Salvia gregii ‘Texas wedding ‘ (white Texas sage),
  • Crinum ‘Sangria’ (crinum lily)

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When it blooms: Designed to have something blooming nearly every month of the year.

About: In 2013, this garden was given by Alexander Rankin III, in memory of Bob and Nanabeth Rankin and Ed and Tootsie Rankin Pleasants. Patterned after the gardens around the traffic circle on the Champs-Elysees, this garden was added to the main campus entrance to welcome our visiting guests and prospective students. Composed of annuals, perennials, bulbs, evergreens, dwarf conifers, and ornamental onions that bloom purple, this garden exemplifies the diversity and vibrancy that is at HPU.

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