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Four leafed clover shaped sign for the Wildflower Refuge, near small seating area overlooking the woods
Wildflower Refuge

Located near the Crim Dell at William & Mary, the Wildflower Refuge shelters four Trillium species, a variety of ferns, and a number of common wildflowers. It is also home to several rare species that have been rescued from construction sites. A resolution passed by the Board of Visitors in 1976 stated that the refuge is not to be used as a construction site, but rather it is to be maintained in its present natural state. The Wildflower Refuge Amphitheater was constructed across from the Crim Dell in 1979.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center


  • Buildings and Grounds--Wildflower Refuge, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.


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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.