The mission of The Gardens at Texas A&M University | Leach Teaching Gardens is to engage the community in a living teaching environment, encourage curiosity and discovery, and develop wonder for the natural world.
Core Mission Areas:
There is so much to learn about agriculture, sustainability, and nature. We want to educate our guests about water conservation, planting gardens in a way that’s kind to the environment, and much more. The plants, insects, and wildlife that inhabit The Gardens provide teaching opportunities for all ages. Whether you’re interested in growing a spring flower garden or growing food to feed your family, we’ve got gardens to show you how.
We all strive to live a little healthier – eating better food, drinking more water, and keeping a clear mind. Taking time for nature is rejuvenating, and can help with mindfulness in a busy world. As campus green space disappears, it’s vital that we make The Gardens a priority space for gathering together, learning and relaxing, all valuable for quality-of-life on campus.
Texas A&M University is a world-leading research institution, and The Gardens are an invaluable resource for continued learning. STEM education continues to be a growing need, and our educational programs provide opportunities for all ages to be curious and inspired.
Culture and Community
Learning and progress is important, especially on campus – but there’s tremendous value in taking time for fun and relaxation. Seasonal community events-from holiday lights to summer celebrations get people outdoors and enjoying each other and nature. Additionally, cooking classes, music, literature, art, and entertainment are all heightened with nature as the backdrop. A space for special events and gathering with loved ones enriches our community and campus.
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