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Dessie M. Moxley Gardens

Moxley Gardens
View of Dessie M. Moxley Gardens
Moxley Gardens

The Dessie M. Moxley Gardens, located between the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center and the University's football stadium is a quiet place on a busy campus, a place devoted to milestone moments and celebratory gatherings.

From Terrapin Tales, the University of Maryland Archives blog, it "is home to some of campus’ most relaxing spaces. The garden uses red, yellow, and white to represent our school pride – which is fitting, since the gardens sit right across Maryland Stadium’s main gate. While a number of events are hosted at the Riggs Center and in the gardens throughout the year, students and visitors are welcome to enjoy the garden any time the gates are open. It’s a wonderful place to study, chat, or just sit and relax – and it’s much less crowded than trying to enjoy the ODK fountain on McKeldin Mall!"

The Moxley family has been a strong supporter of Maryland Agriculture and have supported projects on campus such as this garden as well as the James and Dessie Moxley Scholarship offered by the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources. 

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