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Accessibility

Purdue University offers numerous resources to Purdue employees, students and visitors who may need additional assistance while attending, visiting and/or working for the University. Buildings on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus vary in degrees of accessibility to people with physical disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Purdue is working to meet the challenge […]

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Campus Art

Artwork on campus plays a large role in the Arboretum by drawing attention to the surrounding landscape. Since the early 1970’s, the University Visual Arts Committee has installed sculptures to promote cultural awareness on campus. The resulting scenery attracts students, faculty, and visitors alike to these locations. Pickett Memorial Park, where many of these sculptures […]

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Directions

Arriving From Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend Exit I-65 at Exit 172 and proceed west (toward Lafayette) on State Road 26 (South Street). Proceed four miles to West Lafayette. (Be sure to follow the SR 26 signs carefully. At the intersection with Main Street, SR 26 will jog one block north and become […]

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Explore Campus Tree Trails

The walking tour outlined here consists of three trails. Each trail is designed to show the diversity of trees on Purdue’s campus.  As you visit our trails you will notice that each tree is identified by a small wooden post and a QR code to give smartphone users additional educational information. Blue Trail The Blue […]

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Horticulture Park

History Home to more than 300 types of trees and plants, Horticulture Park provides a nearby escape from Purdue’s campus, as well as academic experiences for horticulture and forestry classes. The 24-acre park officially opened May 10, 1967. C.W. Beese, professor of engineering and a plant enthusiast, donated the park’s central parcel of land. Beese […]

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Jules Janick Horticulture Garden

Purdue’s Jules Janick Horticulture Gardens wrap around the Horticulture Building on Marsteller Street with the beauty of a ring wrapping around a finger.  But instead of resembling an engagement ring with a single, overwhelming stone, the half-acre gardens look more like costume jewelry, full of sparkling stones bursting in the colors contained in a box […]

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Outdoor Attractions and Learning Spaces

Horticulture Park Unique Campus Park Purdue is fortunate to have so much greenspace. Few universities have a park on their campuses. Horticulture Park, home to more than 300 types of trees and plants,  provides a nearby escape, as well as academic experiences for many Purdue classes. Learn More Jules Janick Horticulture Garden A hidden gem […]

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