William & Mary

Adams Garden

  • Pond
    Pond  No garden is complete without a water feature.  
  • Adams Plaque
    Adams Plaque  At left, the plaque honoring the untimely death of Gregory Adams '81 is surrounded by spring flowers.  
  • Summer Bench
    Summer Bench  A bench invites guests to relax and enjoy the summer flowers.  
  • Birdbath
    Birdbath  A birdbath welcomes the Adams Garden's feathered guests.  
  • Early Spring
    Early Spring  The Adams Garden in early spring.  
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The Adams Garden is located opposite College Corner at the intersection of Richmond Rd. and N. Boundary St. It was dedicated in November 1986 in memory of Gregory S. Adams '81 and was made possible by more than 200 donors.

Originally planted as a bulb and azalea garden, the collection now includes tropical and semi-tropical plants and an estimated 5,000 bulbs of various kinds. Much of the garden's success is owed to Madelynn Watkinson, a volunteer who started weeding the garden in 1986. After Ms. Watkinson received two parking tickets while working in the garden, Roy Williams, director of Facilities Management at the College, arranged a parking permit for her.

To see pictures of spring and summer blossoms in the Adams Garden, click on the left and right arrows in the boxes to the right.