Formal Gardens

An Enchanted Walk

With more than 80,000 flowering annuals and perennials, the formal garden is home to a variety of installations including a pollinator garden, a kitchen garden growing fresh produce used in our café, and an All-American Selection Garden that serves as just one of three testing sites for new seeds. Terraces, fountains and sculptures delight visitors and make our Formal Gardens a favorite destination. Don’t miss the iconic floral clock, sunken garden and floral flags.

1-10 & 19. Formal Garden


Enjoy formal gardens, the unique diversity and texture of The Conservatory or just become one with Nature.


Outdoor games, scavenger hunts and geocaching are just a few of the ways families can spend time together enjoy the Peace Garden.


The acres of the garden beg to be explored on bike or on foot. Better yet, grab a kayak and float.