The Prairie Vista Garden, The East Terrace, and The Jeffrey-Carlile Rose Garden
The essence of prairies from the Central Lowland Till plains are in the formal perennial gardens with little blue stem grass used in a serpentine design like boxwood would be in a formal English garden, and flowering forbs planted in between. Guy Denny, Bob Harter and Dewey Hollister are responsible for most of this garden.
The Rose Garden is the oldest planned garden at the residence and was created by Mr. Carlile about 1940. Rosarians Clarence McLain, John Pottschmidt, John Dickman, Jim Hering, and Jerry Dolph organized its restoration. It now features 120 roses of various types donated by Weeks Nursery and grown to size by Delhi Nursery in Cincinnati.