Gardens surrounding the Meyer Memorial Pavilion feature plants that artfully blend with the structure’s wood and stone construction. A blend of formal and informal, the gardens offer a constantly changing color palette. The edge of the Heron Pond is planted with irises and grasses. Closer to the pavilion, a sense of relaxed formality is conveyed with swathes of color and details worth noting. The arum pool is filled with arum species and sweetflag. Leopard frogs can be seen as they enjoy the trickling water and shallow swimming spot.
The grounds surrounding the pavilion range from moderately to heavily shaded, but Gabis Arboretum’s Horticulture staff has managed to make it interesting with lots of shade-loving perennials like Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica) and Astilbe, and in a sunny area near the pond, Hibiscus. Here you will also find our native pawpaw tree, Asimina triloba.