Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation and Purdue University Seek Public Input on Proposed Chinese Garden

Carmel, Ind. (March 1, 2023) – Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) in partnership with Purdue University Professor of Landscape Architecture Dr. Huang invites the public to provide feedback regarding a future Chinese Garden.

The Chinese Garden honors the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City initiative, which was created in 2012 to promote educational and cultural exchange between the City of Carmel and the city of Xiangyang, China. CCPR is partnering with Dr. Huang and Purdue University students in the landscape architecture program, including a Carmel High School graduate, to develop plans for a Chinese Garden. CCPR is working in collaboration with Carmel Clay Schools on the possible location of the proposed Chinese Garden.

  • Online: Participate in an online survey to provide feedback on plants, garden styles, and other landscape elements for the Chinese Garden. The online survey is available now and will remain open through Sunday, March 26. Click here to view the survey.
  • In Person: A community workshop will be hosted on Sunday, March 5 from 1-4 p.m. at Carmel High School Freshman Cafeteria, 520 East Main Street. Dr. Huang and Purdue University students will be in attendance to answer questions.
  • Stay Up-to-Date with the ProjectClick here to sign up to receive emails about the project or follow the project on Facebook.

“As we develop plans for a new public garden, we are excited to continue our tradition of engaging with the community,” said Rich Taylor, Carmel/Clay Board of Parks and Recreation President. “We are grateful to Dr. Huang and the Purdue University students for their help in facilitating public input opportunities.”

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