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Donor: Donated by Mrs. Daphne Horney and her husband William of High Point, NC.

Location: Behind Blessing Hall

Featured plants: Several selections of wisteria frame the arbor with bulbs and perennials adding color

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When it blooms: Early spring through fall

About: Named after Daphne Horney, this garden is a reflective space surrounding the lower pond behind Blessing Hall. The class of 2008 gifted an arbor clothed in wisteria, which is a dominant feature of the garden. Fragrant selections such as wisteria, gardenias, and daphne delight the senses through the seasons. This garden offers visitors a chance to sit on two benches beside a pond, underneath the arbor built by Matt Mahoney, HPU’s director of landscaping.  A purple and white curtain of wisteria hangs from the arbor, creating a secluded place near the whoosh of a nearby fountain.

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I'm from eastern North Carolina, and since my grownup years, I've been drawn to beautiful flowers, and that garden offers rest and peacefulness- something that will draw you into a spiritual connection to the earth.
Daphne Horney
It felt really special to plant things that will be there for generations to come. And being sort of a transplant myself, coming from Louisiana, it made me feel like I had roots there, too.
Liz Gambel
Past President of the Student Arboretum Committee, Class of 2015

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