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“Secret gardens on Willamette campus”

Willamette University
Ranked #17 of 81 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Stroll through Willamette's lovely campus to discover two special gardens, the long, narrow Martha Springer Botanical Garden behind Sparks Center athletic facility and the tiny Japanese Garden on the S. side of the Arts Bldg. The Springer Garden, is an excellent place for home gardeners to see many species native to Oregon and to get inspiration for garden design. Both gardens are oases of calm near busy 12th and State Streets. Walking across campus from one garden to another is always a pleasure.

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Reviewed 1 November 2012

It is a prestigious school and she got an excellent education there. It enabled her to get a really good job.

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Reviewed 18 August 2012

I too recently attended an event at Willamette Univ, and I highly recommend it as a venue for all kinds of events and for all ages. The campus grounds are stunning, with graceful, immaculate gardens and a beautiful stream winding through the campus. The Willamette staff were absolutely fabulous, from the groundskeepers to the event staff, everyone was quick to respond, and always friendly and pleasant. The event staff had a can-do attitude, and they quickly came up with solutions and fixed every problem PROMPTLY. Trust me, there are always problems with events, and having such great response from the Willamette staff made this group a real pleasure to work with. I loved the vegetable art in the cafeteria, and the salad and fruit bars were excellent, and so were the free range eggs for breakfast! The dorms weren't the Ritz, but they were clean, safe, and a heck of a lot better than any other dorms we've ever stayed at for this event. All in all this was a great place to have our event!

2  Thank OregonValleygirl
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

I too attended the same educational conference at Willamette University in August. There were too many issues to deal with on a hot 90 degree day. Accommodations were awful as was the food and support from the Willamette staff. Things that were promised in writing never materialized. It was indeed a huge switch and bate; unacceptable dorm rooms, water being shut off to buildings, major construction and parking tickets for the unwary. Our guest speakers were wonderful with lots of topics to choose from. The conference staff were well organized and were extremely helpful, friendly and apologetic for the sudden and unexpected collapse of the Universities support. I enjoyed the conference but will not attend another one at this university.

1  Thank Rick A
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Small, well thought of university with a most lovely grounds. New buildings have been added that mix well with the olde onew.

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