MUBG Specialty Gardens

MU has developed a number of specialty gardens for your enjoyment. Below, you will find a list of gardens, their locations, descriptions, and a printable pdf map.


Garden Map printable PDF

  1. Siberian Iris Garden

  2. Asiatic & Oriental Lily Garden

  3. Peony Garden

  4. Hardy Geranium Garden

  5. Coneflower Garden

  6. Perennial Phlox Garden

  7. Rothwell Garden

  8. Eighth Street Circle Garden

  9. Jefferson Garden

  10. Triangle Floral Display Gardens

  11. Memorial Union Annual Flower Gardens

  12. Ellis Perennial Garden

  13. Arts and Sciences Mall Display Garden

  14. Discovery Garden

  15. Native Missouri Tree Collection

  16. Butterfly Garden

Tree Trails

The trails, located within USDA Hardiness Zone 6, consist of three loops — the Jesse Hall Loop, through the historic Francis Quadrangle; the Lowry Mall Loop, centered on Ellis Library; and the Memorial Union Loop, which meanders among early 20th century limestone buildings.

Trees on each loop are identified by 4" x 6" black, aluminum plaques at the base of the tree. The links below will lead you to the trail maps and tree descriptions.

Trail Maps

Jesse Hall Loop

Lowry Mall Loop

Memorial Union Loop

Points of Interest

Amelanchier canadensis