The serpentine garden is placed deliberately off the principal axis and reflects elements from the American Federal period, most notably the Jeffersonian serpentine wall that surrounds the formal garden. To the north, the garden is bordered by the façade of the garage building, which is treated as a Gothic revival folly with a pointed arch central. The four-foot high serpentine wall is washed in yellow to match the house and perimeter brick wall. The garden space, defined by an English boxwood hedge, separates the principal lawn from ornamental flowerbeds. The beds are arranged in quadrants of tulips, lilies and ornamental perennials. At its south axis Shutze designed a fanciful garden pavilion of Asian inspiration - again consistent with his Regency interpretation.