Wayfinding Signs Engage Visitors at University Gardens

The Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens is a 100+ acre urban preserve and native plant demonstration garden on the campus of Calvin University in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Created in 2018 to showcase the beauty and diversity of native plants, this botanical garden is a living field guide containing more than 200 species of plants found in Michigan. To enable the sharing of information, staff and volunteers at the preserve worked with Pannier to produce wayfinding signs.

Garden Signage Promotes Coastal Landscapes Initiative

New Hanover County Public Library, in cooperation with the New Hanover County Arboretum, NC Cooperative Extension, and North Carolina Sea Grant, installed demonstration gardens to showcase Coastal Landscapes Initiative (CLI) native plant designs. The Coastal Landscapes Initiative is a new collaborative effort to address landscaping at every stage of the process, from planning and design to installation and management. The addition of educational garden signage lets library patrons and others in the community know how they, too, can create landscaping with native plants that are environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, and beautiful.

Viles Arboretum

Established in 1981, Viles Arboretum is home to 20 botanical collections from around the world and six miles of walking trails. It also houses Maine’s largest outdoor collection of sculpture and second longest wetland boardwalk for wildlife viewing. Viles Arboretum is all about trees and nature and education the public about the marvels of nature.

McKee Botanical Gardens

The 80-acre tropical hammock in Vero Beach, Florida known as McKee Jungle Gardens originally opened in 1932 by Arthur G. McKee and Waldo E. Sexton. Unfortunately, in 1976 the Gardens were forced to close and all but 18 acres were developed into condominiums while the rest remained dormant for twenty years.

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens Offers Something for Everyone

Located near Valparaiso, Indiana, sits Taltree Arboretum and Gardens. Recently voted 2014 Best of the Region by The Times of Northwest Indiana, Taltree is a dog friendly preserve of woodlands, wetlands, prairies and formal gardens. It also offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits though out the year. From its unique Railway Garden, to the Children’s Adventure Garden, Taltree has something for every age.