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Tawes Plaza Garden
Master Plan


Tawes Plaza Garden


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While enhancing the attractiveness of the plaza, the new planting scheme has encouraged both people and pollinators to spend a little more time in the area. The renovation also broadened the plant palette found within the arboretum and botanic garden collection by introducing unrepresented species or additional newer cultivars of existing species, including: tall Stewartia, Stewartia monadelpha; Issai Beautyberry, Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Issai’; White Dome® Smooth Hydrangea, Hydrangea arborescens ‘Dardom’’; Camellia x ‘Winter’s Snowman’; Tiger Eyes Staghorn Sumac, Rhus typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’; Geranium ‘Rozanne’ or Hardy Cranesbill; and ‘Kim’s Knee High’ Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’.


University of Maryland Arboretum / Horticultural Services horticulturist Sam Bahr was responsible for the landscape design for this garden and directs the crew responsible for its maintenance. Lorenz, Inc. of Baltimore, MD was the installation contractor for this landscape renovation.