Explore the Historic Gardens
Tudor Place’s 5½ acres encompass a mix of open lawns, garden structures, and historic garden spaces navigated by stone paths dotted with nooks and fountains. Surrounding the historic house, one can find a variety of gardens including formal gardens, natural woodland settings, English perennial gardens and more. Located in the North Garden is the Box Knot Garden, brimming with roses and English boxwood. Walking up the Center Walk, you will discover the Round Garden, as well as the historic Holding Garden, each accessible from side entrances. To the east of the Center Walk is the East Lawn, previously known as the Tennis Lawn. Members of the Peter family created a Tennis Club, ca. 1885. President Grover Cleveland would stop his carriage to watch a gave of tennis while traveling to his country home in the area today known as Cleveland Park.
To the mansion’s south side, the expansive South Lawn is framed by historic native trees and shrubs, many dating back over 200 years. To the west of the mansion is the Kitchen Arbor, Dining Terrace, and Gazebo, all inviting exploration and contemplation. Garden maps are available at the Visitor Center upon arrival.