This formal garden is a perennial favorite of our visitors. Clipped hedges, flowers and paths combine to form the patterns that define a “parterre” garden. The hedges here are of dwarf yaupon holly, a Carolina native, rather than the boxwood that was used in English gardens of the period. Statues of the four seasons survey the seasonal displays of spring bulbs, summer annuals and fall chrysanthemums.
The Latham Garden memorializes Maude Moore Latham, who was a driving force in the restoration of the Palace. Mrs. Latham worked tirelessly for the restoration during her lifetime. When she died in 1951, her will established the Latham Trust, which funded building and furnishing the Palace and continues today as an important source of funding for Tryon Palace.