One of the most beautiful locations on the campus at the University of Denver is the Harper Humanities Garden. The garden is part of DU’s Chester M. Alter Arboretum, which includes various trees and plantings. The garden is one of 12 recognized arboretums in the state of Colorado.
DU spent nearly 2 million dollars renovating the Harper Humanities Garden in 2005. However, construction crews have moved in this summer to replace old clay and iron pipes used to fill and drain the water feature. In addition, minor cement work is being done on the floor of the pools as well.
An added benefit to the work will be the elimination of overgrown shrubs on the upper portion of the feature, near Mary Reed Building. And, of course, the eventual return of one of the best spots on the DU campus.