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J. Landon Reeve IV Reading Garden

J. Landon Reeve IV Garden entrance

The J. Landon Reeve IV Reading Garden provides a quiet respite on the south side of the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. This garden is named in honor of the founder of Chapel Valley Landscape Company and University alumnus, J. Landon Reeve IV. During high school, Mr. Reeve worked at a local nursery and later obtained his B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Maryland in 1963. Chapel Valley worked on notable projects such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, part of the Smithsonian Insititution in Washington, DC; the Baltimore Inner Harbor; the National Shrine; Marriott Corporation; and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. For his full obituary, please visit:

J. Landon Reeve IV sign
J. Landon Reeve IV Reading Garden - 1892 Society, Graciously contributed by Chapel Valley Landscape Co. In memory of J. Landon Reeve IV '63

This garden, located on the south side of the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, runs on an east-west access parallel to Fieldhouse Drive and across from Cole Fieldhouse. Its visitors benefit from the morning shade and benches to sit and pause. Plants include dogwoods, virginia sweetspire, blue star creeper, russian sage, Culver's root, and mexican hair grass. The garden is a fitting tribute to what Mr. Reeve learned at the University and incorporated into his company. 

J. Landon Reeve IV plant 1

J. Landon Reeve IV plant

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