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Adjacent to the entry, the central plaza and fountain provide a relaxing place for employees and visitors.
The dwarf conifer collection demonstrates that beauty can arrive in small packages and doesn't require a huge space.
No, this isn't a scale model. It's a bird's-eye view from the west that illustrates that the Test Garden really is an oasis of greenery in the heart of the city (Des Moines, Iowa). The east, north, and west sides of the garden are screened by double rows of arborvitae; the south side, bordering the lawn, is screened by a wall with strategically placed gaps for viewing.
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