Step around the corner from the Oriental Garden and you're in the BOXWOOD PARTERRE. The floral color scheme is pink and white throughout this garden. A tiered fountain in is the center adding soothing sounds to this space much of the year. It is surrounded by geometric raised planting beds filled with over 120 dwarf English boxwoods (buxus sempervirens suffruticosa) and shrub roses in shades of white and pink.
Large containers filled with shaped juniper (J. chinensis "Robusta Green"), more boxwoods and flowers line the sides of the pea gravel paths. A pergola overhead is covered by two large climbing roses, a pale pink polyantha rose (R."Constance Spry"), (R."Climbimg Cecile Brunner") while climbing "Peace" rose is on the fence.. Three specimen trees, "Hinoki cypress" (chameasyparis obtusa), and multicolored spiraea (S. japonica "Shirobana") add an Oriental accent to the space.
To commemorate winning the Griffin Award for Historic Preservation, two statues of griffins, mythological animals which are half lion and half eagle, are at the foot of the stairs leading up to the back deck,. And to the right, are two garden chairs with griffin details.