On June 15th, 2018, The Gardens at Texas A&M celebrated the completion of its first phase: the Leach Teaching Gardens. These seven acres will serve as an outdoor classroom where faculty and staff can teach students and the public about food production, landscape beauty, and the natural environment. “The Gardens” as a whole is meant to be a peaceful sanctuary on campus, a place where everyone at Texas A&M and in our community can relax, enjoy nature, and learn.
Future phases will create a Children’s Garden, Great Lawn, Rose Garden, and showcase gardens typical of the various ethnic groups who settled in the Brazos Valley. The area runs along White Creek, and the public can now enjoy this quiet and peaceful place to observe birds, butterflies and other wildlife. This is a Texas Garden Clubs Contributing Project, and members of A&M Garden Club are planning a children’s educational program on November 3rd using a National Garden Clubs “Plant America” grant awarded for this purpose!