Mr. Phil enjoying the garden.

Over the past few years Cosmetology instructor, Phil Hervas (Mr. Phil), has transformed Building 27 into a garden showplace through his passion, commitment and a substantial investment of personal time and care.

Mr. Philʻs project began as an effort to discourage cats from using planters. An effort that started off with using coffee grounds and growing lavender has turned into the creation of an inviting green space that surrounds the building with an array of plants and trees including palms, orchids, succulents, and gorgeous water lilies (complete with fish!). Donated patio seating creates a wonderful place to rest and reflect.

Mr. Phil works an hour a day nurturing his garden to keep it green and thriving.  We invite you to experience the beauty that is Mr. Philʻs garden on your next walk across campus.