Temple and Asian Garden

Asian and Temple Garden

This garden was part of the Olmsted firm's original 1907 design. MHS is undergoing the process of restoring this garden. A handful of trees in this area are original to the design, along with the slate pavers you will find circling the pond. Of particular interest is the Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum), which, evidenced by its size, has been growing for over a century in this garden. The platform temple was utilized by the Cheney-Baltzells for everything from hosting their garden party guests to enjoying their breakfast. Stay tuned for updates on the restoration of these Gardens and for opportunities to participate in the restoration yourself!

Olmsted Asian Garden Restoration and Repurposing begins Spring 2022!