Offering both sun and shade, this intimate sequence of paths, stone landings, and stairs provides dramatic views of the Chimes Tower and Waterfall.
Designed to inspire guests, this Garden peaks in late summer/early fall with flowering shrubs and perennials that are nestled in the hillside.
Please note: Starting mid-October 2014, Caryopteris Allée will be temporarily closed due to restoration and renovation of our Main Fountain Garden. We apologize for any inconvenience. Find out more about New Heights: The Fountain Revitalization Project. And be sure to explore what's On Now in the Gardens!
The area now called the Hillside Garden was built into a man-made hillside between 1929 and 1932 during the excavation for the Main Fountain Garden. A rocky flume was added in 1932. In 1960 it became a Rock Garden, and in 1963 a Heath and Heather Garden was planted nearby. The Rock Garden was renamed the Hillside Garden in 1982, and it has continued to be developed over the years.