Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), a staple among summer perennials, blooms in the Love Garden on the south side of Love Library.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln offers more than 24 designed gardens maintained by Landscape Services. The planting areas, which started in 1871, include three native gardens with that feature plants found in southern-mixed grass prairies and tallgrass prairies.
The Love Garden is the traditional entrance to City Campus. Located immediately south of Love Library at 13th and R streets, Love Garden features nine planting beds that line walkways to the library. Originally a formal rose garden, Love Garden was renovated into its current design starting in 1981. Today, the garden, which covers 9,800 square feet, features more than 143 herbaceous perennials and grasses.
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