Home - Campus Life - Arts and Culture - Monticello Sculpture Gardens - Garden of Eatin 2015 2015 Summer Garden Show In 2015, Lewis and Clark’s third Annual Themed Garden Show, “Garden of Eatin’,” showcased edible (and drinkable!) plants aimed at connecting garden visitors and Lewis and Clark students with their food source. Both beautiful and productive, Garden of Eatin’ inspired visitors to plant their own gardens and share the bounty of their harvests with friends and neighbors. Plantings changed throughout the summer season from May – September, with the peak time of show and harvest in late July and early August. View a map of the Garden of Eatin' The Monticello Sculpture Gardens were dedicated in the Spring of 2012 and represent Lewis and Clark’s efforts to preserve the beauty of its historic campus, which once served as a school for women from 1838-1970 known as Monticello College. The Monticello Sculpture Gardens are a Signature Garden site of the Missouri Botanical Garden. In addition to seasonal and permanent plantings, the Monticello Sculpture Gardens also feature 14 large scale, mostly bronze, sculptures. The gardens are supported by generous donations made by private donors and groups such as Joan and Chuck Sheppard, the Godfrey Women’s Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Whole Foods, Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club, Alton Community Service League and Pride, Incorporated.