May T. Watts Reading Garden
This intimate little garden, named in honor of May Theilgaard Watts, a long-time Arboretum educator, ecologist, and environmentalist. The May Watts Reading Garden is open 7 days a week. The garden can be entered from the Sterling Morton Library in the Administration & Research Center or on Sundays & Mondays, when the Library is closed, can be entered through the entrance gate on the north side. The garden was designed originally by Mrs. Watts and librarian Mary Moulton, and contains intriguing plants that are new and/or unusual. This quiet garden, tucked away from the main visitor areas, is ideal for reading or browsing through one of the library's many fine books or reading one of your own.
Examples of noteworthy plants in the May T. Watts Reading Garden are May T. Watts hosta (Hosta 'May T. Watts'), dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), and orange meadowbrite™ coneflower (Echinacea 'Art's Pride').