The 100-seat Amphitheater was built to host formal ceremonies as well as informal lectures. It is separated from the Undergraduate Learning Center by a planter containing a western soapberry tree, rosewoods, and Mexican buckeye. The landscape of the Undergraduate Learning Center, featuring over 40 species of native plants, wonderfully complements the Desert Gardens. On the opposite side of the amphitheater, colorbeds feature rain sages that burst into rich purple flowers after a downpour. The eastern portion of the garden is flanked by honey mesquite, desert willows, and sumacs.
Clicking on the thumbnail views above will take you to views of the Amphitheater area taken in early summer of 2000.
Last update: 31 July 2000.