Official Site | Baxter Gardens is open to the public from April 1st - April 30th each year


Closed – See you next April!

| The Balustrade

Restarting at the fountain in the middle of the Ellipse, to the south is the Balustrade.  There are large benches to either side to sit and enjoy the panoramic view.  At the eastern end of the Balustrade is an explanatory panoramic map identifying the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains in the distance.  In front of the Balustrade are four sculptures representing the seasons, Primavera (Spring), Estate (Summer), Autunno (Autumn), and Inverno (Winter).  There are also two lily/frog ponds below the Balustrade, flanked by large pots of clematis.  The lilies show off by day, and the frogs by night.