Published on 03/21/01

Tour of UGA Campus Grounds May 18

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Lustrat House.

The University of Georgia grounds and horticulture departments will lead a walking and bus tour of the campus grounds on May 18, including a behind-the-scenes view of the grounds department.

UGA is growing all over, challenging its grounds department to landscape new areas and renovate old ones in a beautiful, low-maintenance, environmentally friendly campus.

The tour will visit some of the newly renovated areas, showing which plants worked and which didn't on different areas. It will detail the seasonal color program's successes and failures. And it will reveal the challenges of installing a few of the new areas.

Great for Landscapers

Especially valuable to landscape professionals, the tour will provide a chance to visit with industry co-workers, share information and gain ideas.

Registration will start at 8 a.m. at the Miller Plant Science Building. After a brief orientation in the botany auditorium at 9 a.m., the tour will begin, rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

A $25 fee covers bus transportation and lunch. Register by May 14. To sign up or learn more about the tour, call (706) 542-2861.

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.