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The Campus Tour of Woody Species is available online from the Department of Biology. "Among the scenic locations on campus can be found more than 300 species and varieties of woody plants, a living archive that also supports research by faculty and students at the College. By vote of the Board of Visitors, this collection is known as "The Baldwin Memorial Collection of Woody Species" after John T. (J.T.) Baldwin, Jr., professor of biology from 1946 to 1974."

"The campus tour of woody species is self-guided and follows in the footsteps of the walking tour given for many years by Professor Baldwin."3

The tour includes stops throughout William & Mary campus including the Sunken Garden, Crim Dell, Wildflower Refuge, and other locations. It does not include the College Woods.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • Martin C. Mathes, The Planting of a Campus Tradition, 1987
  • Martin C. Mathes, Collection of Woody Species, 1992
  • Campus Tour of Woody Species


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Questions? Have ideas or updates for articles you'd like to see? Contact the Special Collections Research Center at or 757-221-3090.

A note about the contents of this site

This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.