|Art Institute of Chicago Casket - inside top lid is a scene|
This isn't exactly a garden, but a scene inside the top cavity of a double casket at the Art Institute of Chicago. During this course, frustratingly the museum has been going through a whole series of moves (due to the building of a massive extension) and then a horrible leak that was caught early and as I understand didn't cause damage to the collection but the pieces were blocked off to fix it. So while I have made quite a few trips to Chicago - I haven't been able to see the caskets in the collection!
I was pursuing the internet one night to relax the other day and came across a JSTOR listing of an old article on the Rebecca Stonier casket in the Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly (Vol 53/54, Vol 53 no 4 - Vol 54 no.1 (Feb 1960) pp. 24-27). You can read the article by clicking on Read Online (Free) and making a guest account and putting it on your 'bookshelf'. That will allow you to look at it. On the third page is a black and white picture of the open casket showing the inside of the top. There are little dressed dolls that are in a scene inside!