Have a seat on us
When the Nature Park & Galleries began its work in 2003, there were not many seating places on campus. We guessed that our visitors would want to rest, but not necessarily like this:
So NPG built seating for about 130 people, distributed throughout the campus. Here are a few examples:
One of nine seating areas along the Gleich Family Nature Boardwalk. Some are small, for intimacy or private mediation, others for groups. The largest, accommodating 15-20 people, is sometimes used for university seminars.
NPG built this seating area, with benches for a few and stones for a whole group, in honor of Justice Louis D. Brandeis. America’s first Jewish supreme court justice, Brandeis had previously headed the American Zionist movement. He and his associates also founded the PEF Israel Endowment Fund, which supported this construction project. Brandeis, a lover of nature, grew up in Kentucky, so we decided to place his seating area under two grand Virginia Junipers, a species he surely knew, that grows wild throughout Kentucky. From here one has a lovely view of the campus.
One of three benches in the Beare Rosenberg Cedars of Lebanon Seating Area, a gift to NPG of the Aaron Beare Foundation of South Africa. This site affords privacy, yet is located in the heart of the campus.
Benches for resting or viewing NPG’s Plant Evolution Garden. The facing of this building was renewed, the pergola built for shade, and the benches installed as part of the overall garden project, a gift of the Leo Model Foundation.
So as we said, "Have a seat on us."