Mead Botanical Garden is the focal point for Professor Rachel Simmons and Dana Hardgrove’s freshman art classes.
The entire class of 40 walk together from the college campus with their paints, sketch pads, and cameras in hand. These newcomers from around the world, are becoming familiar with their new college town and their local garden.
Students are putting their talents to work as they use the natural landscapes at Mead as a source of inspiration and imagination, while spending time outdoors learning about Florida’s native wildlife and vegetation.
We give a warm welcome to the Rollins College freshman students to the gardens and we look forward to seeing another semester of impressive artwork.