Energy-efficient enCORE Solar Decathlon House
Chadwick Arboretum has been selected as the permanent location of the 2011 Energy-Efficient, enCORE Solar Decathlon House that was designed and installed by Ohio State students. What is an enCORE House? Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Ene ...
Andy Geiger Buckeye Collection
On Arbor Day of 2005, the Buckeye Collection was dedicated to Andy Geiger, retired Director of Athletics at The Ohio State University. Geiger, an avid amateur gardener, was beloved by students and athletes alike. What is a university named for a ...
Lane Avenue Gardens
Click on any of the circled letters on this interactive map to go directly to a page dedicated to that garden. Visiting the Lane Avenue Gardens The Chadwick Arboretum Lane Avenue Gardens, located between Lane Avenue and Woody Hayes Drive and between Fyffe ...
Pollinator Habitat and Ecological Restoration
The Pollinator Hillside began as a research site to display an alternative to having turf, but has continued to be a dazzling display of color, structure, and life. This garden was originally installed under the leadership of graduate student, Nicole Cav ...
Jones Memorial Grove
The Jones Memorial Grove, dedicated on Arbor Day in 2001, was given in memory of Ohio State Alumni Robert Stamm Jones (’24) and Louise Burnham Jones (’27). The patio was designed by undergraduate students in Professor Martin Quigley's construction ma ...
3.5 Acre Research Lake
Our Research Lake is just over 3.5 acres. Located in the center of the Arboretum North site, visitors can find an abundance of wildlife taking refuge in and around this habitat. This is a perfect place for a stroll, bird watching, or fishing. It is breath ...
PFC Donald David Mayhew Memorial Grove
The PFC Donald David Mayhew Memorial Grove of native Ohio trees was designed, planted, and maintained by our students. Mayhew, who had a strong passion for trees, was a former Ohio State University student who was taken from family and friends while defen ...
The nation’s largest and most diverse Willow Collection was installed by then PhD student Yulia A. Kuzovkina-Eischen. She began this research project to explore the adaptability of the Salix species to urban stress and their ornamental qualities in the l ...
Ericaceous Plant Collection
Located in the marble planters at the entrance to Howlett Hall, the Ericaceous Collection features plants from the botanical family Ericaceae which thrive in low pH, or acid soils. Examples of ericaceous plants include rhododendrons, azaleas, leucothoes, ...
Green Roof on Howlett Hall
In August 2013, the Green Roof on Howlett Hall was installed in the Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens – the first retrofit green roof at The Ohio State University. This 12,000 square foot green roof is located on Howlett Hall, home to the OSU Depa ...