Surrounding Fischer Greenhouse, this garden features sweeping garden beds that accentuate the building. Small trees, flowering shrubs, and herbaceous plants grace the entry to the greenhouse. A hedgerow with small ornamental and flowering trees borders the parking lot. Throughout the garden several mature specimens of hollies including Foster’s holly (Ilex xattenuata), American holly (Ilex opaca), and English holly (Ilex aquifolium) provide shade and winter interest.
To the left of Fischer Greenhouse, the Hydrangea Garden provides an oasis of dappled shade to visitors, particularly in the summer. The Fischer Greenhouse garden was previously the site of a one acre rose garden in the 1960s which was maintained by undergraduates in the horticulture program. This was the precursor to the current internship program at UDBG.