Palace Gardens

Stroll down our garden paths and step back into a bygone era.  Encompassing more than 16 acres of gardens and landscapes, the Palace Gardens were designed by noted landscape architect Morley Jeffers Williams in the 1950s in “colonial revival” style, inspired by the formal garden style of 18th-century Britain.

The formal “parterre” gardens of the Maude Moore Latham Garden and the Gertrude Carraway Garden display clipped hedges, flowers and paths in patterns. The Kellenberger Garden and Green Garden reflect the colonial era designs with a mix of heirloom and modern plants similar to what you may find in your own garden. The Kitchen Garden offers an abundance of interesting heirlooms herbs and vegetables.

Also included in our site are more natural style gardens, attracting wildlife and pollinators, as well as  three historic houses – one with a formal lawn and camellia collection, one Georgian style town garden with a white floral theme, and one Victorian style home with a “Southern” garden.

Our gardens are open for self-guided tours with purchase of a One Day Pass, Galleries Pass or Gardens Pass. Call 800-767-1560, for more information and for special guided group tours.