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Bell Plaza

Main Street Basket Program

Golden Bear Plaza

Alumni Plaza

Greenhouse Landscape




Bell Plaza:  In the summer of 2008 the Bell Plaza was installed between Old Main and the Stratton Administration Building.  The garden area features a bronze bell that was originally forged in 1871 and later removed from the Old Main Clock Tower.  The bell has been refurbished and is now on display as a symbol of Kutztown University's history.  Interesting plant material in the Bell Plaza include Paperbark Maple "Girard", Pignut Hickory, "Endless Summer" Hydrangeas, Japanese Bloodgrass and more.

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Main Street Basket Program:  Forty two hanging baskets decorate the Main St. corridor of campus.  The baskets are changed five times throughout the year to introduce seasonal colors and themes.  Pansies typically highlight the first baskets.  Followed by a variety of bright annuals and trailing vines through the summer.  Brilliant chrysanthemums bring color as the leaves fall and evergreen cuttings and trailing ribbons add a wonderful touch during the holiday seasons.

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Golden Bear Plaza:  A bronze statue of the Golden Bear is situated in the heart of this garden area.  As you look down the sidewalk past the Bear you will see the sidewalks lined with Gingko Trees.  The surrounding landscape beds are filled with perennials such as Russian Sage, Stella D'Oro Daylily, Black Eyed Susans, and more.  Threaded cypress, spreading yews and Skyline honeylocust serve as anchor plants in this centrally located garden area.

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Alumni Plaza:  The Alumni Plaza is located on the north side of campus between Main St. and N. Campus drive.  This area features a large waterfall, stream, and a rock fountain as well as our memorial brick arrangement.  Landscape beds and a variety of flowering trees are distributed throughout this area.  Tree species include redbuds, honeylocust, crabapples, ornamental cherries and more.  Ornamental grasses, daylilies, and a variety of shrubs and annuals complement this location.

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