Conservatory Garden

Conservatory Garden is a quiet, serene place, well-beloved by visitors who want to rewind and relax. The Conservatory Garden owes its name to the old conservatory that was there between 1898 and 1935.
It was transformed in what we know today by Gilmore D. Clarke, and was open to the public in 1939.
The Conservatory Garden is six acres large and consists of three separate and totally different gardens – the French in the north, the Italian in the center and the English in the south.
The Italian garden features a large meadow with yew hedges at its borders, along with a large fountain and the amazing Wisteria Pergola. It fields narrow alleys under rows of crabapples. They bloom in spring and make the Italian garden a preferred location during this season.

The French garden is in the northern part of the Conservatory. The fountain is surrounded by beds of seasonal flowers – from tulips that bloom in early spring, to Korean chrysanthemums that give color to late fall, each season has it flower representation.

Last but not least, we have the English garden in the south. It has a statue of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden in its center created by Bessie Potter Vonnoh in 1936. The flowers in the English garden are selected to bloom all year long. It is the most popular of the three gardens, so expect to see people reading, writing or just having a walk around.