The Big Picture: Hartley Selections Garden

Hartley Aerial of Hartley Selection Gardens looking southwest. (Photo courtesy of the UI office of Public Affairs)

Viewed from the air, the Hartley Selections Garden is a geometric gem of late-summer blossoms, emerald grass and pale walkways, enclosed by hedges and avenues of trees. Established in 1994 with a gift from the late Miles Hartley, ’23 LAS, MA ’24 LAS, ’26 ED, PHD ’32 LAS, the three-acre site is part of the University Arboretum, along with three more gardens, ponds, wetlands, the Pollinatarium and the Japan House. The Hartley Garden serves as a display area and evaluation site for flowering plants developed on campus and in industry breeding programs. Note the University of Illinois alumni logo at its center.