The Welcome Gardens have been designed to be an attractive introduction to our property using a variety of low maintenance trees and shrubs for year round appeal with other areas designated for seasonal color. A few of the noteworthy and eye catching around the entry area include clumps of Royal Purple Smoke Trees ( Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' ) on each side, a Lacebark Pine (Pinus bungeana), and a Weeping Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani 'Glauca Pendula' ) flanking the gates.

Inside the gate, are raised 2 stone planters where 3 Yoshino Japanese Cedars (Cryptomeria japonica 'Yoshino' ) stand guard behind a Forest Pansy Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy') on the left side, and a large Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare) with a cluster of 3 Franz Fontaine Hornbeams (Carpinus betulus 'Franz Fontaine') on the right side beside the Shade Pavilions.