Bud Schaefer Rotunda
signature piece of artwork for White River Gardens is "Midwestern
Panorama," a spectacular circular mural located in the Bud
Schaefer Rotunda main entrance. Executed by Miami-based muralist Andrew
Reid, this 360-degree depiction of gardening themes is one of the most
impressive and important pieces of public art in the state. At nearly 160
feet long and 16 feet high, the main portion of this two-part mural offers
visitors a truly dynamic first impression of the Gardens. Extremely colorful
and extraordinary in impact, the mural shows a seamless transition of
gardening activities and plants from winter through spring, summer, fall and
back again. Above this section is an additional mural element that is 100
feet long and 10 feet high and depicts a wisteria vine dripping with flowers
of the season. Special thanks to Bob and Cheryl Sparks for their
generosity in funding this stunning piece of public art.
The Schaefer Rotunda is also the site of various art exhibits throughout the
year. It is open to the public free of charge (parking not included).