Visit one of Louisiana Tech's best kept secrets...


The John D. Griffin Horticultural Garden and Ponds is located between Reese Hall and Lomax Hall on Louisiana Tech's South Campus. Since 1985, the garden has been used to teach students the identification and use of landscape plants, landscape design implementation, and the building and utilization of hardscapes and artistic structures.

The garden is also open to the public and is often frequented by photographers and plant enthusiasts throughout the year.

The garden stretches over one acre with the ponds on the east side. There are over 1,000 feet of paved walkways around and throughout the garden, along with two small wooden bridges that cross an ephemeral stream that flows into the ponds.

Presently, the garden is home to over 200 different species of woody and herbaceous plants.


  • Learn Species Identification

    Learn plant species identification through a fun technological way while in the garden! More »

  • Birds of the Garden

    Discover the many bird species the call the Garden home! More »

  • Find us on Tech's South Campus

    Get directions to Louisiana Tech's South Campus to explore the gardens! More »


This page is supported by Louisiana Tech University.

Research and data collection for this site was conducted by undergraduate students in the School of Forestry and the Department of Agricultural Sciences at Louisiana Tech University. Funding was provided by an Innovative Instruction grant from the Louisiana Tech University College of Applied and Natural Sciences.