This image shows the elaborate geometric gardens from the palace windows. This kind of gardens were modeled on similar designs from England, where geometric designs were the fashion of the time.
The description states:
THE PALACE GARDENS, Williamsburg, Va. The Governor’s Palace and its dependencies, preeminent among notable estates in colonial America. The gardens are considered more typical of formal eighteenth century gardens than any others in America.
–This postcard likely dates from the 1950s.