Lauren Xue Garden Tour

Lauren Xue Garden Tour

Charlottesville, Virginia 22911, United States

Created By: Lauren Xue

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how I found and learned meaning within the spaces of UVA's gardens


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What You'll See on the Tour

Garden I holds one of my favorite pre-COVID memories. My first two years of college were spent in a predominantly white ministry on Grounds. When I came out my second year, I had to step down from my position in the ministry and lost the en... Read more
For one week in April, the trees in this garden bloom and then the petals fall all around, like rain. This is my favorite place to be on Grounds, and I often wait all year until the right time occurs.  I first came to this garden when COVI... Read more
This was one of my favorite moments of last year. In the spring of 2021, my friends and I bought plane tickets for a friend's sisters to fly into Charlottesville and surprise her. She'd had a really tough year, and is really close to her fa... Read more
When COVID first started, I moved in with three Guides that I barely knew, but now are my very best friends. We used to bring dinner to this garden every night in Spring of 2022, after we had purchased takeout from a restaurant that was str... Read more
I end in Garden VIII because it is the garden behind my room, and the garden where I have the most chaotic, but some of the most distinct, memories of my fourth year.  I include this on my tour because it just feels... right? I stare into... Read more

 

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