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A Multifunctional Horticulture Teaching Garden at Oregon State University
HortTechnology (1999)
  • Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Oregon State University
  • Tom Cook, Oregon State University
Once an abandoned property at the edge of campus, the 7,000 ft2 (650.3 m2) horticulture teaching garden at Oregon State University has evolved from an overgrown residential lot into a well-defined and meticulously maintained garden. Since its beginning, an irrigation system, hardscapes, turf, bulbs, annuals, perennials, and woody plants have been installed by students enrolled in undergraduate horticulture courses. About 200 students use the garden annually as part of their formal instruction and it is currently integrated into the curricula of courses in landscape design, landscape construction and maintenance, and herbaceous and woody plant identification. Because the garden space is dynamic, curriculum changes can easily be accommodated.
  • ornamental,
  • landscape,
  • experimental learning
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Copyright 1999 American Society for Horticultural Science
Citation Information
Ann Marie VanDerZanden and Tom Cook. "A Multifunctional Horticulture Teaching Garden at Oregon State University" HortTechnology Vol. 9 Iss. 4 (1999) p. 549 - 551
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