Welcome to the Peter Russell Rock Garden

While originally created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the University of Waterloo in 1982, this educational and beautiful university landmark located in the heart of campus has grown steadily over the years to contain over 70 large specimens of rocks and minerals.

Voted best outdoor space on campus!

"The Peter Russell Rock Garden. Great place for lunch!"

-Waterloo Daily Bulletin, 2013

  1. Sep. 6, 2018New campus piano added to the Peter Russell Rock Garden
    Max Salman leans on the newly installed piano in the Peter Russell Rock Garden.

  2. July 9, 2014A New Breccia in the Garden
    Pictures of Breccia being Loaded onto Van

    June 12th - Yellowknife, NWT

  3. Sep. 10, 2013The Peter Russell Rock Garden Voted Best Outdoor Space on Campus
    The Peter Russell Rock Garden

    Beginning in July 2013, the campus community was polled twice weekly about what they liked best about the University of Waterloo. A series of questions were posed, and those who wished to participate could send in their answers by tweeting them with the #uWaterlooBEST hashtag, and the Peter Russell Rock Garden received the most votes for the best outdoor space on campus! 

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