26 Mar Tim McClure Botanical Gardens
The Tim McClure Botanical Gardens, at the entrance of Clear Creek Park, features a collection of more than 80 trees and shrubs with winding paths and benches that invite visitors to stop and sit awhile. The gardens also boast a large collection of perennials, including hostas, daylilies, coneflowers, columbine, Solomon’s seal and more. The large herb garden, on the west side, has dozens of annual and perennial herbs and includes a large patch of milkweed that becomes home to monarch butterfly larvae every summer.
The garden is named for former Extension horticulture agent Tim McClure and is maintained by the Shelby County Master Gardener Association. Current plans for the garden include the addition of more unusual and interesting trees and shrubs as well as plant tags for identification. The goal is for the gardens to be an educational as well as recreational resource for visitors to Clear Creek Park.