Rust Events Plaza

Events Plaza

This open plaza, nestled between the Conservatory Complex and the Mahlstede Building, is ideal for relaxing or hosting your next event. Learn more about renting space here. Take a seat in the shade or look around and enjoy the notable bear’s breeches (Acanthus mollis) next to the glass Butterfly Wing, yellowwood (Cladratus kentukea) planted next to the Conservatory Complex and being trained upright in seven planting beds, crown imperial (Fritillaria) and “Joy II”, which is a working water fountain designed by Christian Petersen.