Located directly behind the Waystation, the Carraway Garden was named in memory of Gertrude Carraway, who spearheaded the effort to restore the Palace and then served for many years as the first Director of the Tryon Palace Restoration. She was also a key person in the historic preservation movement in North Carolina and found Hawks’ plan of the Palace at the New York Historical Society.
The Carraway Garden is a parterre garden using dwarf yaupon hollies as its hedge border. It uses both modern and historic plants in its seasonal displays. The displays are changed 3 times per year (tulips and violas, summer annuals, mums). The flanking sides feature flowering apricot trees as well as perennial bulbs, azaleas and anise shrub.