Ginkgo Leaves

The Ruth Mathews Garden is home to a variety of native plants and is used for teaching and research. It is located at the corner of South Limestone Street and Washington Avenue.

The Mathews Garden was originally part of the grounds of the Mathews House and the original plan of the garden was the work of Clarence Wentworth Mathews. In later years it was tended by Ruth E. Mathews, his daughter, who sold it to the University in 1968.

Photos of Mathews Garden courtesy of Dr. Willem Meijer, Professor Emeritus, Biology.

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Sugar Maple
Leaf (Acer
Saccharum
)

Sweet Gum,
Pawpaw, (Asimina
triloba
) and
Chinkapin
Oak Leaves

Frostweed
(Verbesina
virginica
)

Virginia
Bluebell

Jacob's
Ladder
(Polemonium)

Purple
Phacelia
(Phacelia
bipinnatifida
Michaux
)

Trillium
Grandiflora

Yellow Poppy

Yellow Poppy

White
Troutlily

Bloodroot

Toothwort

Twinleaf
(Jeffersonia)

Dutchman's
Breeches

Dutchman's
Breeches
























This page is maintained by Mary Kelly
Last updated January 3, 2002