Our Gardens are recognized as an outstanding example of design and horticultural practice.
With the exception of private events, the garden is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk, free of charge. The gardens are maintained by a committee of Museum volunteers.
Spring time slips into the gardens quietly, leaving soft pastels in lovely combinations. A spring visit will present visitors with an assortment of Pink Tulips against a sea of white Tufts, and Lavender Clematis among bouquets of bright New Dawn Roses.
During summer months the flowering beds explode with vibrant Yellow Black-Eyed Susans and Day Lilies set against Deep Pink Mandevilla. Chartreuse Lady’s Mantle compliments variegated Hosta, and the Arches on the East side wear a mantle of white flowering vines. The perfect setting for a wedding, visitors will be enchanted.
The trees above the stately brick walls begin to turn their brilliant autumn colors, while Dahlias, Red Sedum and Chrysanthemums welcome the cooler temperatures. Finally our Cass Gilbert Roses bloom bravely into mid November, after which the gardens settle in for winter rest.
The gardens sleep during the winter months, rejuvenating themselves for the upcoming spring visitors.