Jolly Garden

Located behind 1324 Academy Street, the Jolly Community Garden was first planted in the spring of 2010. It is named in honor of Seema Jolly ’07, the first instructor of the gardening course and a strong force behind the garden’s success. The garden serves as an outdoor classroom in spring and fall quarters, when the college offers a course in Gardening through the Physical Education Department. Through the summer, the garden is maintained by a community of College staff, students, faculty members, and friends.

Supporters of The Jolly Garden

  • The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
  • Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Institute for Service Learning
  • Larry J. Bell ’80 Environmental Stewardship Center
  • Community Benefactors
  • Facilities Management
  • Kalamazoo College Gardening Class
  • Physical Education Department

Get Involved!

  • Students can take the Gardening PE class during Fall and Spring Terms
  • Students, Faculty and Staff can claim a bed during the summer depending on availability
  • To be added to The Jolly Garden email list for community work days, please email