Gardens & Grounds
Utah is the second driest state in the U.S. and has the second highest water use per capita. Most of that water is used outdoors. Wise water conservation practices are an essential part of meeting Utah's current and future water needs.
Several gardens on campus showcase sustainable landscaping practices. These beautiful spaces save water, provide urban habitat, and even grow healthy, organic food. Originally created in 2007 with funding from Energy Solutions, the gardens were rehabilitated in 2011 by the Environmental Studies Capstone Class. These outdoor learning spaces feature plants native to the area, xeriscape principles, wildlife habitat, and/or plants mentioned in the works of Shakespeare. Each garden features explanatory signs and plant species labels. Click here for a map of garden locations.
Landscape Master Plan
Completed in November 2005, the Westminster College Landscape Master Plan addresses the campus as a place of learning, investigation, demonstration and environmental stewardship. As part of this comprehensive look at future landscape design and development, the plan emphasizes the use of water-wise plantings which maintain the traditional feel of campus and provide learning opportunities for students and the community. A copy of the plan is available in the Environmental Center.