Meet Josh the Otter
Children can meet Josh the Otter by the fountains in the Sheldon Museum of Art Sculpture Garden. Sponsored by the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation, Josh the Otter helps teach kids about the importance of water safety.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Landscape Services, Department of Facilities Management and Planning, and Sheldon Museum of Art offer walking tours of campus gardens each Tuesday in June at 6 p.m. Tour groups assemble at Sheldon’s east entrance.
Laurence Ballard, Landscape Services nursery supervisor, and Amber Hollmann, Landscape Services landscape assistant, will give a tour of the perennial gardens at Andrews and Burnett Halls. This extensive perennial border, located in the heart of UNL’s City Campus, bursts with color and seasonal interest along a main pedestrian thoroughfare. Learn which plants performed best in last year’s drought and how current water issues affect future landscape management practices. Gather ideas on which native plants thrive in Lincoln, and leave with the confidence that your garden will look fantastic.
Kay Logan‐Peters, digital arts coordinator for UNL libraries, and Ann Powers, Landscape Services landscape assistant, will give a tour of Love Garden. Learn the history of Love Library, including information about the gift Don Love gave to the university, how the libraries were used as barracks during World War II, and the unique service plan envisioned by Frank Lundy, the library director from 1944–1971. The group will also discuss the general maintenance and care of Love Gardens.
Eileen Bergt, Landscape Services assistant director, will give a tour of Cather and Donaldson Gardens. Cather Garden consists primarily of plants native to Nebraska while Donaldson comprises plants introduced to Nebraska. The tour will point out the blooming and unusual trees, shrubs, and perennials in both of these gardens.
Sarah Feit, assistant curator of education at the Sheldon Museum of Art, will give a tour of 20th century masterpieces in Sheldon’s sculpture garden, including works by Charles Ginnever, Gaston Lachaise, and Jacques Lipchitz. This interactive conversation will also look at a new addition to the Sculpture Garden, Alexander Calder's “Tripes,” a sculpture on loan from the Calder Foundation of New York.