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Garden Care

Ongoing restoration work is being done to remove many of the invasive plants and reintroduce or add native species.

Garden History

This site, an active floodplain of Fall Creek, is a small remnant of the floodplain vegetation once common along creek valleys. Like many area floodplains, its rich soils have made possible the high diversity of native and naturalized plants, abundant wildflowers, and rare plant species for which the site was historically known. However, the area also has a long history of human disturbance; it was once a dumping ground for the university’s construction debris.