Discover: Monticello Sculpture Gardens

Discover Monticello Sculpture GardensComing on the heels of a successful launch of Lewis and Clark Community College’s newly refreshed brand this past winter, the Monticello Sculpture Gardens’ 11th annual curated summer garden show will be dedicated to “discovering” all the gardens have to offer.

Aptly named Discover Monticello Sculpture Gardens will present the opportunity for the campus community and visitors alike to reintroduce themselves to the college and get to know the Godfrey Campus in its role as a destination botanical garden.

This year’s show will take the gardens to new heights, honoring the historic campus of Monticello College through the Victorian gardens in Fountain Court to highlighting Lewis and Clark’s rich color palette, comprised of Trailblazer blue, white, grey and black, and now a yellow/orange called Sunglow, throughout the popular Rivers of Color garden.

Other attractions this year will include a stunning cut-flower garden in the Bosque, a perennial garden at Wade Circle full of native plantings to highlight L&C’s efforts in sustainable horticulture and responsible gardening, and College for Life’s edible garden, which is moving from The Bosque to Fobes Circle this year.


Interested in visiting the gardens? Half-mile guided walking tours are available by request on weekdays (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday when the campus is open), and self-guided tours are welcome anytime. The show will open after Commencement in mid-May, but the best time to visit is June through September when the campus is in full bloom. Please email to request a tour.