An authentic, yet attractive assortment
of plant species are proposed for the
campus landscape. Existing, historically
significant trees, gardens and other
elements will be preserved, while new
assets will be introduced.
Dedicated to the
restoration of the native
Rock County prairie prior
to European settlement,
these native grasses and
flowers would extend
across the campus on its eastern edge.
This landscape provides a setting for
telling the stories of Rock County history
and helps brings the visitor into a
broader Rock County context.
Two flower gardens,
located near the
Core will re-
originally on the site:
Mrs. Tallman's Rose Garden & flowers
from the 19th century. Planting these
elements would aid in campus
aesthetic, programming and revenue.
VEGETABLE & HERB GARDEN•
Adjacent to the Wilson King Stone
House, these “kitchen gardens” will
complement the themes and
operations of the Wilson King Stone
House, by being used in outdoor food
programming and interior food
demonstrations and classes.
Heirloom apple varieties that the
Tallman family grew. Select varieties that
can be used in activities such as cider
making, cooking and similar activities.
10 • ROCK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY