Farrand Garden Steps

The formal sequence of rock walled “rooms” on the ocean side of Kaelber Hall was created by the celebrated garden designer, Beatrix Farrand, in 1928. These rooms are a remnant of one of the historic estates that now comprise the campus, offering spaces for quiet study and intimate conversation. The unique stone walls, staircases, and hedges defining these spaces provide a sense of the designer’s skill. Several of the original rose bushes survive and a perennial border gives a sampling of plants typically used by Farrand in her garden designs.