The Gardens on Francis Quadrangle
The walk around the Quad is lined with Pin Oaks (Quercus palustris) planted to replace the American Elms (Ulmus americana) that died in the 1940’s.
The area surrounding Francis Quadrangle is a showcase of hundreds of hardy, herbaceous perennials, as well as many ornamental shrubs, trees, and annual flowers. These are woven throughout the area, and along the buildings facing the quad. Several memorial and specialty gardens are also in the area including the Jefferson Memorial Garden and The Rothwell Family Garden.
Early morning winter snow covers steps before the snow-removal crews get to this area.
Threadleaf bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii), butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii 'Blue Chip'), and fountian grass (Miscanthus) in the School of Journalism courtyard.
Evergreen azalea (Azalea 'Girards Rose') and flowering dogwood (Cornus florida)