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Directions to the Gardens

Huskie Service Scholars Garden

Located behind Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Rd, on the south side.

Coming from the North: Travel Annie Glidden Road south to Lucinda Avenue. Turn left onto Lucinda Avenue (heading east). Take Lucinda Avenue until you reach Russell Road. Turn left onto Russell Road (heading north). Take the first left and enter the drive towards the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Parking is at the rear of the building.

Coming from the South: Travel Annie Glidden Road north to Lucinda Avenue. Turn right onto Lucinda Avenue (heading east). Take Lucinda Avenue until you reach Russell Road. Turn left onto Russell Road (heading north). Take the first left and enter the drive towards the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Parking is at the rear of the building.

Native Plants Garden

Located between Stevenson Towers and Grant Towers in Central Park.

Coming from the North: Travel Annie Glidden Road south to Lincoln Drive North. Turn right onto Lincoln Drive North (heading west). Take Lincoln Drive North to Grant Drive East. Turn right onto Grant Drive East (heading north). Nearly immediately turn left onto Grant Drive North (heading west). Follow the road as it turns into Stevenson Drive North. Fifteen minute temporary parking is available toward the entrances to Grant Towers North and Stevenson Towers North. All other parking spaces near the Native Plants Garden requires an NIU parking permit.

Coming from the South: Travel Annie Glidden Road north to Lucinda Avenue. Turn left onto Lucinda Avenue (heading west). Take Lucinda Avenue to Stadium Drive East. Turn right onto Stadium Drive East (heading north). Take Stadium Drive East until you reach Lincoln Drive North. Turn left onto Lincoln Drive North (heading west). Take Lincoln Drive North to Grant Drive East. Turn right onto Grant Drive East (heading north). Nearly immediately turn left onto Grant Drive North (heading west). Follow the road as it turns into Stevenson Drive North. Fifteen minute temporary parking is available toward the entrances to Grant Towers North and Stevenson Towers North. All other parking spaces near the Native Plants Garden requires an NIU parking permit.

Sandra Streed Garden

Located on the east side of Anderson Hall, 520 Garden Rd. 

Coming from the North: Travel Annie Glidden Road south to Lucinda Avenue. Turn left onto Lucinda Avenue (heading east). Take Lucinda Avenue until you reach Garden Road. Turn left onto Garden Road (heading north). Take the first right and enter the parking lot directly south of Anderson Hall. Park in the metered spots nearest to the building.

Coming from the South: Travel Annie Glidden Road north to Lucinda Avenue. Turn right onto Lucinda Avenue (heading east). Take Lucinda Avenue until you reach Garden Road. Turn left onto Garden Road (heading north). Take the first right and enter the parking lot directly south of Anderson Hall. Park in the metered spots nearest to the building.