Gardens & Vistas

gardens & vistas

Garden and Vistas

The street level gardens along Radcliffe Street reflect designs appropriate for the Victorian Era and gardens at the formerly owned Grundy family country estate Walnut Grove Farm.

Walnut Grove Farm was once located nearby on the Neshaminy Creek. Our archive collections contain photographs showing what exquisite gardens Mary and Margaret Grundy created. Margaret Grundy was a passionate gardener who kept a botany journal and was intimately involved in the planning, planting, and oversight of the gardens at Walnut Grove. 

Enjoy the Riverfront Park and Rooftop Terrace Gardens for passive recreational activities during open hours and asked to respect these premises by observing posted signage and cooperating with staff.The Museum South Lawn and Margaret’s Garden have access during most tour times. All commercial use of the grounds is prohibited. The Foundation reserves the right to close the premises without notice.

Please visit the Grundy Foundation site for Use of Grounds.


The lovely street-level garden between the Grundy Museum and Library previously represented the family’s garden at Walnut Grove Farm. The South Lawn design includes seating and large planted urns as focal points. The South Lawn is the perfect place for Museum events and outdoor programs.


Our newly constructed Terraced Wall Gardens provide another area to relax and enjoy the Riverfront Park and vista of the Delaware River and Burlington Island. Our spectacular legacy Sycamore trees are everyone’s favorite subject for photography. The two smaller trees are approximately 175 years old and the two larger trees are approximately 280 years old. 

Visitors are encouraged to relax and enjoy the panoramic river views from our Riverfront Park. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, sit back, and take it easy. If the timing is right, you may catch a glimpse of the bald eagles that have been delighting observers as they soar over Burlington Island or hunt for food in the Delaware River. History Trail markers were installed around the Grundy Campus and Riverfront Park.

Memorial benches can be donated through the Grundy Foundation CanDoMore campaign.