In front of the Conservatory just beyond the shade of the crape myrtle walk stretches the oval lawn of the Formal Lawn, the perfect spot for a sunny picnic in the grass.
Take a Stroll
In mid-summer, the gravel path that encircles the lawn is showered with the pink blooms of ‘Carolina Beauty’ crape myrtles. To the north and south of the expansive lawn are ample benches to relax and soak in the peaceful sound of splashing water from the iron urn fountains that overflow into the pool below.
Bring a Picnic
Whether you take a lap along the shady walk or bring a blanket and enjoy one of our Flicks Among the Flowers, the Formal Lawn is a great spot to pause before exploring further into the Gardens.