The Oklahoma State University department of horticulture and landscape architecture and OSU Botanical Garden are hosting a public hearing to propose the implementation of a pedestrian trail throughout the gardens.

OSU is seeking input from the public regarding the trail proposal, said Mike Schnelle, OSU Cooperative Extension Service ornamental/floriculture specialist. Interested individuals are invited to offer their opinion and input Jan. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. The public hearing will take place in the OSU Botanical Garden Educational Building, 3425 W. Virginia.

“We envision that this trail will have significant recreational and educational value to the citizens of Stillwater, the state of Oklahoma and beyond,” Schnelle said. “The trail will provide a wide variety of horticultural experiences throughout the Botanical Garden and will culminate at the Oklahoma Gardening Studio Gardens.” Key personnel from within the department of horticulture and landscape architecture and the OSUBG are applying for the grant to fund the trail through the Oklahoma Recreational Trails Program.

The OSU Botanical Garden is an oasis of thousands of species of herbaceous and wood plants set on about 100 acres. “Oklahoma Gardening” is produced by the department of horticulture and landscape architecture, Agricultural Communications Services and the OSU Cooperative Extension Service, all of which are part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

For more information, contact Schnelle at 744-5404.

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