A place of tranquility and beauty year round, the Winter Garden is enclosed on three sides by the Orangerie, the Stoddard Education and Visitors Center and the Limonaia. Protected from wind and extreme temperatures, the Winter Garden showcases plants that are at their best during the winter months, highlighting exquisite bark, structure, berries, and evergreen forms. The Winter Garden also includes several thousand spring-blooming bulbs, shrubs, trees and low-maintenance perennials.
The Winter Garden is punctuated by Domitian’s Pool, an expanse of water featuring large-scale bronze fountains in the shape of our native Eastern Box Turtle. The pool is heated in the winter to above freezing to enable the fountains to run all year long.