The Ambler campus was officially designated an arboretum in March 2000. Now known as The Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler, it continues to develop as a living laboratory. The formal gardens have recently been revitalized to express the character of their original design, and many new garden additions are included throughout the grounds. As the home of Temple University's Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, the Ambler campus has a myriad of learning gardens including an herb garden, ground cover garden, native plant garden, formal gardens, rock wall, woodland garden, wetland garden, trial garden, and large perennial borders. A sparkling new greenhouse, dedicated in 2001, complements these wonderful outdoor classrooms.