The garden is organized to be visitor friendly. Rocks and plants are interspersed with one another. All of the rocks are labeled according to the rock type, the name of the rock unit, the age of the rock unit, and the location from which the specimen was collected. When appropriate the donor is listed too. Selected plants are labeled with their formal species name and common name.
Rocks are combinations of one or more minerals and make up the solid Earth we live on. The study of rocks is called petrology and is important to understanding the Earth.