Water Garden and Nymphaeum

The entrance to the Nymphaeum or Water Garden is through a Victorian Moon Gate from the central axis of the Walled Garden. From the Moon Gate are steps up to a central grass courtyard and beyond that low boxwood hedges lead the eye to the Italianate Nymphaeum at the end. It was designed by Quinlan Terry and is modeled on the fountain of Santa Maria della Scala in the Via Garibaldi in Rome. On either side of the grass courtyard are formal ponds, with one bench on each side. Water funds from the Nymphaeum, down three steps to the grass courtyard and then down the side of the central steps to the Moon Gate.

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