The first milestone in the development of the UDBG today was the establishment of a rose garden in 1962 on the site now occupied by the Fischer Greenhouse Laboratory. It was a formal garden that included boxwood hedges and numerous roses, many donated by the late Mr. Richard Hutton of Conard-Pyle Nursery. It was maintained by undergraduate students in the horticulture program, a precursor to the current UDBG internship program. This garden was dismantled in 1984 opening up the site for the eventual construction of a new plant growth facility. Features in this garden include a diverse collection of hollies, flowering trees and shrubs, and herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses which provide interest year round.
View the slide show of the Fischer Greenhouse Garden located at the top of this page.