Virginia Craig Rhododendron Garden

Planting in the Virginia “Timmy” Craig ’31 Rhododendron Garden began in 1999. Extending along the north side of the Art Building, this garden features various species and cultivars of rhododendrons, with shade-loving companion plants, primarily from eastern North America and eastern Asia. Timmy Craig was an avid lover of plants and an active, long-time member of the American Rhododendron Society.

Photo of the memorial bench in the Virginia Craig ’31 Rhododendron Garden

Memorial bench with the rare, large-leaved Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei in the background

Photo of a begonia in the Virginia Craig ’31 Rhododendron Garden

The dramatic and decorative Begonia grandis flowering in September