Boop Water Garden

The Nancy and Warren Boop Water Garden fascinates with native flora and splashing pools. Mounds of rock in front of the Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre contain river birch, loblolly pine, and deciduous azaleas. Ripples of native trees are scattered around the theatre complex, mixed with native shrubs and perennials.

  • Clethra
  • Itea
  • Hydrangea paniculata
  • River birch
  • Red buckeye
  • Native Americans used the boiled sap of the river birch as a sweetener similar to maple syrup
  • Clethra acuminata, sometimes known as the mountain pepper bush, can grow up to 20 feet tall
  • Originally from China, Korea, and Japan, the Hydrangea paniculata has naturally occurring cyanide in its leaves