The Gardens at SIUE

Are you looking for a calm and relaxing activity to do when you visit the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville campus? Then you should check out The Gardens at SIUE. The Gardens accompanies 36 acres of land and acts as a living laboratory and art exhibit showcasing the educational opportunities and values that are offered by the University. The Gardens comprises existing woodlands, ponds, and grasslands as well as an arboretum. The Gardens changes all year long and features sculpture made by students of SIUE.

The Gardens at SIUE includes a variety of natural areas, gardens, bridges, and a paved walking path plentiful with benches so you can explore the Gardens at your own pace. Established in 2004, the Gardens at SIUE provides a place for students and guests alike to explore nature in a serene and peaceful environment. It also acts as an educational area where people can learn about environmental stability, conservation and the values that the Gardens were created with. The Gardens showcases these values by having all the facilities and amenities feature renewables, recycled, and sustainably made materials.

The Gardens at SIUE are a great opportunity for anyone wishing to rent a venue for an event through their rental service. And the best part of the Gardens is that it is open to everyone, free of charge. The Gardens walking trails are open 24/7 so you can spend as much time as you like looking at the beautiful landscaping and natural environments. The Gardens are a peaceful place meant to unwind and appreciate the nature and artistry on display. It’s something everyone in the community and beyond can really appreciate.

If you’re looking for a place to really unwind while appreciating all that SIUE and the beauty of nature can offer, then The Gardens at SIUE would be a perfect place to visit. Whether you’re looking to ride a bike, take a walk, or just admire the scenery, the Gardens can be the perfect place for you to feel more connected with nature and the arts scene at SIUE. The Gardens is free to visit and you can learn more about all of what it has to offer by visiting their website at

Looking for a place where you and your child can cool off in the summer heat? Check out Leon Corlew Park & Splash Pad.

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