By Jenelle (Bayus) Sanders

Denny Taylor ’73, Ph.D., and Lucy Chamberlain ’77, M.S., will present “The Hiram Public Gardens” at the Friends of the Hiram College Library winter program. The event will be held on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. in the Library’s Pritchard Room and via Zoom.  

Dr. Taylor and Chamberlain will discuss the history of the Hiram Public Gardens, the many people who were involved in the creation of the gardens, and the plants and techniques used to shape the gardens. They will also share information about gardening in Northeast Ohio ahead of the spring season. 

After graduating from Hiram College, Dr. Taylor continued his education at Cornell University, where he earned a doctorate in ecology. He returned to the College in 1979, and taught biology for many years. He is now a professor emeritus and the president of the Hiram Historical Society.   

Chamberlain obtained her master’s degree in landscape ecology, design, and maintenance from the University of London, following her time at the College. She is a horticulturist-botanist, and she specializes in plant identification, selection for planting design, and related landscape maintenance, and management issues. 

Visit to register and receive the Zoom link. This event is free and open to the public.