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An independent study project report by The Charles C. Holman Endowed Rose and Flower Garden Intern (2015-2016)


The Rose Garden Axis is a strong formal element in the Morris Arboretum. My project proposes to redesign the final garden along the Rose Garden Axis, whose history included many transitions and redesigns and whose purpose essentially is to be a transition area from a formal axis to the less formal arboretum. A plant palette of glaucous colors to complement the Hamamelis collection would soften the visitor experience during this transition. This report includes the process: site history, site analysis, soil analysis, consultation with the Morris Arboretum’s Executive Director, the Horticulture Committee Chair, the Curator, the Director of Education and Visitor Experience, and Chief Horticulturist, as well as reading former Intern Reports. Throughout this process, I have come to a richer understanding of public horticulture and of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania.



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Date Posted: 22 April 2019