In 1935, the class of 1904 proposed using funds collected in memory of a former classmate to establish a cutting garden. The cutting garden was created at the northern end of what was known then as the Clara Leigh Dwight Garden, which extended south all the way to Pageant Field. In 1952 the entire garden became known simply as the Class of 1904 Garden.
In 1971 the construction of the Art Building decreased the size of the garden by two-thirds. The remaining portion included many of the features that can be seen today and several others have since been added. The 1904 Garden is located adjacent to the Art Building.
Today, a rich array of plants in the Class of 1904 Garden provide an opportunity to appreciate the diversity of the plant world, study pollinator behavior or simply enjoy this beautiful, quiet space.
Anemone hupehensis: superba