Inspiration for the Centre Furnace Mansion gardens reflects the styles that began in the 19th century when Ironmaster Moses Thompson and his family lived in the Mansion. The property is tucked into a hillside, secluded by large spruce, maple, walnut and sycamore trees. But it is a 250-year-old sycamore tree that dominates the landscape graced with gardens and expanses of lawn, as would have been common in the Victorian Era. Plantings have been chosen to suggest what would have been available to 19th century gardeners, with some exceptions, if period offerings were not available.
The gardens and grounds are open to visitors from dawn to dusk.