This year marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Oswald Tippo Library Courtyard Sculpture Garden in the Du Bois Library, a collaborative effort among the Libraries, UMass Physical Plant, and Stockbridge School for Agriculture, and is financially supported through donations. The plants are maintained by Library staff.
The sculpture Searching for the Buddha in the Mountains, was created by Thomas Matsuda, MFA ’99. The collaboration continues today as Library staff maintain the garden while Landscape Services provides mulch, compost, and irrigation services. All garden waste is composted on campus and reused.
The garden is planted with shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs for seasonal interest throughout the year.
Watch a video about the courtyard garden