The Gables will be closed January 1 through February 10, 2023. We will reopen February 11, 2023. Tickets for February 11-28 will be available January 1 for members, and January 4 for the public. See you soon!

Seaside Gardens

The Seaside Garden in the heart of the campus provides a centralized focal point for the site. The Colonial Revival-style gardens were designed to offer an “oasis of beauty” to visitors and the surrounding community alike.

Over the past century the gardens have been shaped by three prominent landscape architects. First, Joseph Chandler (1863 -1945) laid out the original “Jacobean knot” pattern beds in 1909. Then, in 1924, Arthur Schurcliffe (1870–1957) added the wisteria arbor and raised the knot-patterned beds. Finally, with the addition of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, Daniel Foley (1913-1999) added the current brick paths and yew shrubs in the late 1950s.

These images may only be used for educational or personal purposes, unless receiving prior written permission from the House of the Seven Gables. The images are not high-resolution and represent only a fraction of the collection. If you need permission or a higher-resolution image please email the Marketing Department. If you would like to arrange access to more of the collection, please email the Collections Manager.