The Yagle Garden wraps around the Education and Event Center and borders both sides of the upper path. The funding was a gift from Karl and Pam Yagle. Karl was a former treasurer for the Garden and felt there needed to be more gardens created. He and his wife Pam are great gardeners themselves.
This garden is an example of a contemporary mixed perennial border. Certain plants add notable structure to the garden. Most notable are the columnar Slender Silhouette Sweet Gum trees, columnar Dee Runk Boxwood, Tree Hydrangea, Cheyenne Sky Switch Grass, and the Variegated Yucca. Hundreds of bulbs add color to the garden from very early spring well into June. An extensive planting of herbaceous perennials start their show in early spring and carry the garden well into fall. There are a good number of reseeding annuals that act very much like perennials.
Every week brings a new combination of color and texture. Many different birds appreciate the benefits this garden offers to them.
The Yagle Garden is located between the lower parking lot and the Education and Event Center. It is adjacent to the Reservoir Loop Trail, and across the meadow from the Secret Garden.
The Yagle Garden is in bloom during most of the spring, summer, and fall and attracts many butterflies throughout the summer.