Formal English Garden

Established by Dubuque native Steve Hardie and his siblings in memory of their parents, Georgette and Frank Hardie, the Formal English Garden continues to be maintained by Steve Hardie. [Frank Hardie served as the first president of the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.] Designed by an English couple, the late Chris and Donna Dumbell, the straight lines and perfectly manicured squares formed by the walkways and plantings are characteristic of English gardens. There is nothing irregular.

Photo credit: Rick Jennisch Photography

WITH APPRECIATION: Care and maintenance of the Formal English Garden is lovingly maintained by Steve Hardie in honor of his parents, Georgette and Frank Hardie.

The Creation of the Formal English Garden [2001-2004]