5. Library, Garden, and Resource Center

Terrace Garden, 1907

MANSION TOUR

Outside this set of doors, you can see the first of several formal gardens, the library garden. Its plantings have very shallow roots because they are planted over the top of the archive structure that extends underground in this area. The building midway across the lawn, that looks like a greenhouse, is actually an emergency stairway for employees and visitors using the archive. 


Behind you is the entrance to the Curtis Theatre, where lectures and film screenings often take place, and the entry to the cafe, a great spot to sit a minute over a cup of tea, and lunch if you like. 

To the right also is the entrance to the Brackett-Clark Gallery, the largest of the museum's exhibition galleries. See it now, or see it later, as you wish.