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The Miami University Formal Gardens

2013/08/26

September 8, 2013: The Miami University Formal Gardens

As a sequel to last year’s acclaimed Miami Campus outing, Dick Munson and Vinny Cirrito will open the AMV field trip season with a guided tour of the University’s spectacular Formal Gardens. Dick is Instructor in Botany and Conservatory Manager on the Hamilton Campus; Vinny is the University’s Landscape Architect/Designer in Planning, Architecture and Engineering. As we found with the main campus, the Formal Gardens contain a wealth of interesting trees, shrubbery, flowering plants and other flora. In our Sunday afternoon walk, we’ll become acquainted with many of these fascinating specimens. We’ll follow the Campus Tree Walk for the Formal Gardens in order to learn about tree and plant species both local and exotic. We will also hear about landscaping on the Miami campus, how it’s done, how plants are prepared for planting, and how plantings are maintained. You can see maps of the Campus Tree Walks at http://www.pfd.muohio.edu/treewalk/index.php. Trees have birds, so bring binoculars too! The group will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 8 at the entrance to the Formal Gardens next to Marcum Center.

 

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