The Children’s Garden is located on Southern Boulevard just down the hill from the Mansion. The Children’s Garden, formerly a Japanese-style garden, consists of a play house, goldfish ponds, a butterfly maze, a troll house, and a picnic area. It’s a lovely place to spend a leisurely afternoon with your kids.
Originally inspired by a visit to Hawaii by Dr. Wile, these landscaped gardens were an attractive novelty for the city and its residents. The local newspapers published two articles describing the building process and another describing the large reception upon its completion. You can read the articles by following the link above.
A Japanese Garden; source unknown, September 14, 1903.
Garden Party at Tarrywile; The (Danbury) News, July 23, 1904