International Gardens

Bavarian Garden
The Floyd Pfautch Bavarian Garden emphasizes sun-loving plants native to Germany and Central Europe, as well as those developed by German horticulturists and breeders, including salvia, weigela, veronica, goldenrod, and several kinds of ornamental grasses. Swiss stone pines provide an evergreen screen and backdrop to the garden, while crabapples offer springtime interest.

Chinese Garden
A hand-carved white marble bridge with a moon arch beneath traverses a narrow mountain stream that cascades over several small falls, feeding into the central pond at the heart of the Margaret Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden. Plantings include pines, bamboos, willows, plum trees, forsythia, hibiscus, wisteria, peonies, lotuses, rhododendrons and azaleas, with gardenias, citrus and pen-jing in containers.

English Woodland Garden
Here, beneath a canopy of trees, more than 300 rhododendrons and azaleas and 130 dogwoods burst into bloom each spring, while clusters of wildflowers, hydrangeas and perennials provide surprising splashes of color against the background music of a babbling brook.

Japanese Garden
The 14-acre Seiwa-en, “garden of pure, clear harmony and peace,” is a world in microcosm, featuring carefully designed waterfalls, beaches and islands, sometimes with minimal plantings, as in the raked dry gravel gardens.

Ottoman Garden
The Bakewell Ottoman Garden is a unique quarter-acre walled garden that makes public and carries on the little-known but great gardening tradition of the Ottomans. Within the garden’s private courtyard, plantings include citrus and various hardy fruits, fragrant roses, classic Turkish tulips and drifts of bulbs, aromatic herbs, pomegranate and colorful perennials.

Strassenfest German Garden
The Strassenfest German Garden incorporates some of the native flora of Germany and central Europe, as well as plants hybridized or discovered by native Germans. Included are sweeps of grasses, astilbes, ferns, columbine, yarrow and many other plants.