The Hopp Ground Garden Club designed and established the North Courtyard Garden between 1997 and 2000 to beautify the accessible entrance to John Jay’s historic Bedford House. Taking cues from a book of pressed flowers in the museum’s collection that had belonged to Maria Jay, John Jay’s daughter, the garden features a blue and white spectrum with a variety of colors, textures, and aromatic flowers that bloom from Spring to Fall. Many of the same flowers Maria loved fill this garden today, including violets, poppies, and irises.