Tryon Palace is known for being North Carolina's first permanent state capitol. Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830s with 21st-century technologies.
Photo Credit - Tryon Palace
Clipped hedges, flowers and paths combine to form the patterns you see in this photograph. The hedges are dwarf yaupon holly, a Carolina native, rather than the boxwood that was used in English gardens of the period. Statues of the four seasons survey the seasonal displays of spring bulbs, summer annuals and fall chrysanthemums.