Constructed adjacent to the Domestic Arts Building, the Water Garden was designed to create an intimate setting for small sculptures utilizing a variety of hardscape and a variety of plant material, all augmented with the element of moving water. Much of the Water Garden is below the surface – the construction of this space began 12 feet below ground level, where water circulates from the central basin to a waterfall at one end of the space and feeds two different fountain variations in other locations. Making its way through various water courses and under or around several artworks, the water meanders back to its source, in a continuous recycled flow. The Water Garden is home to an extraordinary Camperdown Elm Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii'. Recognized as a rarity, every Camperdown Elm is descended (through grafted cuttings) from the original tree, discovered in the early-mid 1800s in Scotland.