At High Point University, we plant seeds of greatness in the hearts, minds and souls of our students.
I walk thought the gardens often between classes or I go there to sit, relax, and breathe in nature underneath the canopy of trees, and it makes me think that the trees and plants are like us students. We're all working together to lift each other up.
Botanical gardens connect not only to our memories but to our soul.
We need something that pulls us away from our phones and in that glimpse away from technology, we see the flowers, the trees, the stones, and we're reorganized in a way that pulls us into a place of wonder.
The beautification of the campus goes beyond self-interest. It's a service to the community, a really wonderful asset. Being in the presence of nature is awe-inspiring, and walking through the gardens, you realize how special it is.
When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves
It's my special place on campus. It reminds me of my boys and their mother, and it reminds me of God and believing in things you don't ever see. It keeps my heart beating.
Through their blooms and fragrances, plants can connect us to our own subconscious and take us back to a place or a person we'll always deem as special, and when I was at HPU, I saw that happen so many times
I think being surrounded by beautiful things is an antidote to some of the uncertainties of the world