The Glenn Starlin Native Plant Courtyard is a living research collection of Oregon’s native plants.

Glenn Starlin was a professor of theater arts and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. A longtime supporter of cultural institutions, including the two museums on the UO campus, Starlin watched over, worked for, and defended programs that promoted informal education and campus-community relations. The Glenn Starlin Courtyard was named and dedicated in 1990 by long-time friend and MNCH advocate Bill Bowerman.