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Staff members name their favorite campus green spaces
It’s Your Yale is pleased to report that 49 staff members sent in the name and/or whereabouts of their favorite green spaces on campus. Here are the top three green spaces based on the number of entries that came in for each. The list below is presented in the order that the entries were submitted. The winners of the drawing for three prizes are: Sharon Anderson, Yale Health; Susan Butts, Peabody Museum; and Robert DeSanto, Development. Congratulations to these winners and “thank you” to all who participated.
|Farnum Memorial Garden||Yale Farm||Divinity School Quadrangle|
|Kroon Lily Pad Basin|
|Rose Garden behind Sterling Hall of Medicine|
Staff members picked these green spaces as their favorite on campus:
- Jan Zulkeski
Genetics/Yale Cancer Center
The Rose Garden at Sterling Hall of Medicine
- Mark Lacy
- Eric Traester
The lawn space where former President Taft’s house used to sit. It is between the Observatory & Bett’s House.
- Daniel DiMaio
The Rose Garden in the Sterling Hall of Medicine
- Sarah Nikkel
Office of Development
- Kathleen Martin
- Alex Glidden
The courtyard in Sterling memorial library
- Marta Goldman
Development - Reunion Giving
I love the Yale Farm and hill behind the Planetarium! It’s a beautiful space and a pleasure to work with the student interns.
- James Fullton
Yale Facilities Planning & Construction
Jonathan Edwards College courtyard, especially when the tulips are in bloom!
- Jeff Hughes
Farnham Gardens—very few people visit there.
- Lindsey Fraczkiewicz
Park at Washington Ave and Cedar Street on Medical Campus
- Juan Carmona
Clinical Trials Office
Marsh Botanical Garden
- Lisa Dubois
School of Forestry and Environmental Science
The Yale Community Forest Garden located between Sage Hall and Kroon Hall.
- Kate Gustavson
Kroon Hall Lily Pad basin
- Ken Hajducky
- Alan Hopkins
The grassy hill up from the Humphrey-Whitney bypass next to the Class of 1954 Environmental Science Center
- Robert DeSanto
Healing Garden at Smilow (if that’s considered on campus). If not I’d say the JE courtyard in spring.
- Jessica Brevard
Greenberg Conference Center
- Susan Butts
- Abigail Storch
The Divinity Quadrangle!
- Hana Omiya
Yale Observatory and field above the Yale Sustainable Farm
- Brenda Naegel
The Yale Far
- Sharon Anderson
Yale Health Member Services Department
The Yale garden on Edwards Street! It brightens my day and makes the hill easier to climb!
- Georgios Bouras
School of medicine/ Cardiology department
- Olga Levine
Divinity Sterling Quad
- Paula Zyats
The courtyard of the Hall of Graduate Studies
- Christina Riley
My favorite green space is the 3rd floor of Kroon Hall (the Knob). It’s just a gorgeous space!
- Leisa Strohmaier
Cellular & Molecular Physiology
The Rose Garden at Yale School of Medicine
- Kelly Edwards
My favorite spot is the walkway behind the Yale Cabaret. I always feel transported to another place.
- Joann DelVecchio
Statistics and Data Science
The back and side yard of 24 Hillhouse. On a good day the rabbits are out playing!
Sterling Divinity Quad
- Christina Drexler
Robert Frost was right, the Branford courtyard is truly the most beautiful courtyard. It’s quite admirable during any season.
- Sarath Kraus
- Constance Carroll
The area at the end of Hillhouse on the hill coming down from Beinecke with the large outdoor sculpture at the foot of hill
- Denise Zielonka
Internal Medicine, Coding and Billing
Old Campus/Harkness Towe
- Kathy Gerolami
There is a courtyard behind Sterling Hall, where the day care kids play.
- Quetcy Rivas Maldonado
Yale F&ES Admissions Office
F&ES courtyard areas—especially when the trees are in bloom
- Dorothy Roy
YM/Coding and Billing
I love walking to the courtyard 358 College Street.
- Julie K. Cohen
Pond by Kroon Hall
- Heidi Herrick
Under the three European beech trees in Farnham Gardens
- Terri Stenquist
My husband and I worked on opposite sides of the New Haven Green when we were dating 28 years ago and we would meet there for lunch.
- Ed Mockus
Kenney Center Rooftop Garden and Patio—birds-eye-view overlooking the nearly 92 acres of athletic fields and facilities
- Carol Allen
Child Study Center
The Child Study Center Courtyard with the frog
- David Lewin
Office of Cooperative Research
Divinity School sledding hill
- Mark Aronson
Yale Center for British Art
Grove of paper birch trees planted on Hillhouse to the north west of Farmington Canal Greenway
- Rachel Perler
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
The lawn at Marsh Botanical Gardens!
- Louise Wallace
The New Haven Green
- Beth Purcell
Cross Campus—in front of Sterling Memorial Library