Annual and Perennial Gardens


Indoor and outdoor display gardens are features of the Animal and Plant Science Department. The annual and perennial gardens are approximately 12,650 square feet and are laid out in a formal design, serving as a living laboratory for many Plant Science classes. The area has over 400 species, varieties, and cultivars of plants. Students use this area to identify herbaceous plant materials and to practice hands on the activities associated with flower displays.


One of the features of the garden is a metal sculpture designed and fabricated by Carrie Foster (2006). A small shade area, to the east of the main garden, is laid out in an informal woodland garden design. It has English style benches and provides a pleasant, shady place to sit.


The gardens are open to the public and are at their best in the summer and fall growing seasons. You can visit the gardens on Schoharie Parkway North on the SUNY Cobleskill campus behind the greenhouses and adjacent to Curtis Mott Hall (Agricultural Engineering).