The Arne Nixon Center at Fresno State will receive two design awards on Feb. 3 for the Leo Politi Garden.
California Garden Clubs, Inc. will present the Landscape Design Commendation for Good Land Use award to the Arne Nixon Center in a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m. The garden’s designer, Robert Boro, will also receive the Award of Merit of Landscape Architect.
The garden is on the east side of the Henry Madden Library and celebrates the friendship between children’s illustrator and author Leo Politi and professor Arne Nixon, who taught children’s literature at Fresno State for more than 30 years. Boro based the garden’s design on Politi’s art.