Friday, October 4, 2002
People enjoying new Varner Memorial Garden
With the recent installation of a marble sculpture called “Resound,” the Varner Memorial Garden is nearly complete. The artwork, created by Sharon Que, an Ann Arbor artist, is the centerpiece of the courtyard area.
The area, near the west entrance of Varner Hall, recently was updated with a new concrete walking surface and an expanded seat wall. New landscaping was planted, including flowers, shrubs and small trees.
“The final piece of the project is the installation of the grass,” said Rusty Postlewate, associate vice president for facilities management. “We’re expecting it will be completed within the next few weeks.”
The courtyard garden is dedicated to Woody Varner, OU’s first chancellor. The garden reflects his lifelong interest in agriculture and gardening and the university’s commitment to the arts through educational and professional programming.