College Hill Pocket Garden

Crumbling walls are all that remains of the building that once housed Salado College. The Native Garden at College Park is an outdoor learning lab for students and adults. Along a path around the Salado College Ruins (listed in the National Register of Historic Places), there are informational plaques that tell the history of the college. This site changes with the seasons; it is seeded with wildflowers that bloom in the spring and in the cool fall the native Red Oaks and Flameleaf Sumac put on their splendor of colorful leaves.

Several pocket gardens bordered with limestone have a variety of native plantings including Lantana, Sages, Gregg’s Mistflower, Turk’s Cap, Skullcap, Iris and small native trees such as Mexican Redbud, Mountain Laurel and Possumhaw Holly.  The Mexican Redbud and Mountain Laurel put on their show in the spring and in the winter the Possumhaw Holly is beaded with brilliant red berries that brighten up the landscape.


College Hill Dr, Salado, TX 76571