Dot Tyler Garden/ Jones House Garden

This garden, occupying part of what was the Jones House’s 19th-century side yard, and facing the Robert Hay House, honors Mrs. James (“Dot”) Tyler, a member of the Tryon Palace Garden Committee. It is laid out in a modern mixture of beds and lawn, but the plantings are similar to those in mid 19th-century New Bern gardens, which would be similar to many of our plants today.

Some of the plants featured here include confederate rose, Rose of Sharon, older varieties of iris, older varieties of phlox, witch hazel, and a collection of camellias.