The Gertrude C. Teaf Garden and Denis Asian Garden reside alongside the Dining Center. Dr. Teaf gifted the garden to Haverford College in memory of his wife, Gertrude Chattin Teaf. The dedication ceremony was held on a warm moonlit evening on November 2, 1990, and was accompanied by a tea ceremony in the Sunken Lounge and traditional Ikebana flower arrangements.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Prior Denis initiated and funded the planning of an East Asian Viewing Garden. Landscape architect Harriet Henderson designed the garden to feature eight artifacts that were collected and given by Betsy and Reid Denis. The Garden was unveiled on October 23, 2004, with a dedication ceremony accompanied by Ikebana flower arrangements and Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute music).