The garden behind the building is called Shakespeare’s head and is managed by the Providence Conservation Society. After most of Providence was destroyed by a hurricane in 1938, garden designer James Graham (original plan of the garden in 1939) redesigned the garden in a colonial revival style. Since then, some minor changes have been made to facilitate maintenance and more accurately reflect the house’s early colonial era.
List of some plants in the 20th century and today: Digitalis, Heleoboa, Iris, Rosa Mundi (Rosa Galica “Versicolor”), Scottish Rose, Fozagira, Ancestor Colombine, Gasplant, Lady Fern, Forest Fern, Forest, Peony, Forest Indigo, Mayapple , Solomon Seal, Goatee
Shrubs: lilac, petunia, ordinary boxwood, salon rose, oak leaf hydrangea, pipe cleaner
Carolina Silver Bell Tree, Chinese Papaya, Bartlett Couple, Linden, Magnolia, Amur Cork