The Jones Memorial Grove, dedicated on Arbor Day in 2001, was given in memory of Ohio State Alumni Robert Stamm Jones (’24) and Louise Burnham Jones (’27). The patio was designed by undergraduate students in Professor Martin Quigley's construction management class.
This picturesque garden sits just north of the 3.5-acre research lake that is nestled in the middle of the Chadwick Arboretum North grounds. Visitors will find quiet solitude while sitting amongst the fragrant sumac and taking in the sights and sounds of nature. With a dawn redwood standing as a sentry, the Jones Memorial Grove is a peaceful place to sit, think, and unwind.
Click on Rhus (sumac) or Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood), two trees in this grove, for a photograph and one or more links to information about these trees from The Ohio State University Plant Facts, Wikipedia, and/or USDA Plants Database. Or click Plant Search Database and simply enter the botanical name (genus only will work) of any tree on The Ohio State University Columbus campus. If you do not know a tree's botanical name, you can find it by searching the web using the tree's common name. We are in the process of adding QR codes to our plant labels throughout the arboretum. If you are walking in the gardens and see a plant label with a QR code, use your smart phone or tablet QR reader app to access a photograph and description or link to additional information about the tree. If you don't have a QR reader app, you can download one for free from your app store.