South of the Vanderbilt Gate is a classic English garden.
In 1983, a major renovation was performed
in the South Garden when new flower beds
were beautifully redesigned under the
guidance of garden designer Lynden B. Miller.
At its center is the Burnett Fountain festooned
water lilies in the summer and overseen by
the two child characters from Frances
Hodgson Burnett's book "The Secret Garden",
Mary and Dickon.
At its perimeter is a garden corridor of bushes
and trees, which create a wonderful rustic
ambiance to the studied geometry.