H. O. Smith Botanical Gardens on the north side of Penn State campus is not far from the Beaver Stadium.
I accidentally discovered this oasis while looking for the Dickinson School of Law building. I spotted the new and unique looking building at a football game so drove up to get a closer look.
The center piece Overlook Pavilion offers dramatic views of the countryside and is a good starting point for meandering down the paths.
Beautiful themed gardens are separated by pathways, fountains and open areas.
With Phase 1 progressing wonderfully, the upcoming projects should be just as impressive making this a must see on return visits to the campus.