Get a glimpse of the natural beauty our gorgeous outdoor gardens
have to offer. Enjoy this virtual tour, courtesy of Wyant
Photography, of White River Gardens in the spring!
outside gardens in their entirety are named for the DeHaan
Family Foundation, which provided funds for their completion.
The name “Tiergarten” (animal park) honors the origins of the
DeHaan family, as well as the relationship of the Gardens to the
Zoo. Overall, the outdoor gardens are composed of five
distinctive elements: design gardens, a shade garden, a sun
garden with meandering trails and a stream, a water garden, and
a wedding garden. There is also an ornamental allee and a
beautiful belvedere just outside the doors of the Hilbert
Each element is densely planted and contains many “surprise”
elements that delight all the senses. The landscape architect
responsible for developing the Tiergarten’s plant design is Ann
Hildner of Rundell, Ernstberger and Associates.