This garden is located directly east of the House under a canopy of native Douglas fir trees which have been preserved on this part of the property to provide shelter for the House from the strong winds that blow off the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The shelter of the conifers provides the perfect setting for a wide selection of rhododendrons and azaleas that thrive in this location. Other significant plantings include an impressive border of fragrant viburnum that bloom for months every winter followed by ornamental cherries that offer a profusion of bloom each spring. A mature gingko tree is well placed against a background of dark evergreen foliage to display its magnificent golden foliage in the fall.
The gracious steps leading from the House directly onto the lawn support the idea that this area was used many years ago for outdoor summer tea parties.