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Topiary Testudo and Veteran’s Memorial Flag Court


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planted with Baltic ivy (Hedera helix var. baltica). 'Firepower' heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica 'Firepower') is a dwarf cultivar planted to the side of Testudo. 'Firepower' has one of the best red winter foliage colors of any heavenly bamboo and it seldom produces fruit. The planted circle also includes sedum, variegated liriope, and heuchera as ground covers. Upright European hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’) outline the plaza, and will grow to about 40 feet tall at maturity.

The Veteran’s Memorial Flag Court, a place of reflection, is marked by two 50-foot flagpoles flying the U.S. and Maryland flags, and a plaque. The Flag Court, honors those who have and are serving in the U.S. military, and will serve as a lasting memorial to all of America's military heroes. It was built in part with a $12,000 gift from the campus Air Force ROTC Detachment 30 and the Arnold Air Society.


Both Topiary Testudo and the Veteran’s Memorial Flag Court became campus landmarks as soon as they were dedicated in the fall of 2007. It is difficult to imagine campus without them.



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June 14
Volunteer sessions at Chesapeake Natives Garden
June 15
08:00-08.45am Walk at Peace and Friendship Garden