Reflective Garden Taking Shape

Posted on: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 4:43pm

Reflective Garden Coming – Just in Time for Spring


Two years ago, the Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) addressed a BIG question around reflective learning.  As a result of that dialogue, they proposed the creation of a Reflective Garden on campus that would serve as a reminder to pause and consider during our learning lives here at Western and an actual spot for pausing. 

The result was a grant of $10,000 from Wayne and Anne Gittinger to support it. An Art Department alumna – Janelle Gavin – who owns Garden Oasis  (a garden design company in Bellingham), then did an overall design. This week, the grounds crew has begun installation!  Watch for the Garden to grow  in the plot between Carver Gym and College Hall. 


While the TLA, Western Libraries, have sponsored the Garden,
it belongs to Western and all of you.

Conceptual Designs