'Everything flows' once again in the Walled Garden

Gardener's Gerry, David and volunteer gardener Jason delighted to see everything flowing again in the Walled Garden

The beautiful water feature in the Walled Garden at Florence Court recently under went an essential restoration project to ensure that the water fountain can be enjoyed by future generations.

After having to be covered back in November 2017 to protect from further damage, we are delighted to announce that after a restoration project in July, the water feature in the Walled Garden at Florence Court has been uncovered and can be enjoyed by our visitors once again.

This stunning water feature dates back to the early 19th century and has continued to undergo extensive conservation work with external contractors to repair the weather damage to the rim where a considerable chunk had been broken and decayed. Several large cracks in the bowl have now been filled, allowing the bowl to retain water and restore the fountain to its former glory, and making it operational again at a cost of £3,000, thanks to our members and supporters that enable us to carry out our vital conservation work to keep this place special.

Notably inscribed in the water feature in Latin, is ‘Panta Pei’, which means everything flows.

Continued developments in the Walled Garden mean that we now have over 180 heritage apple trees with approx. 40 heritage varieties. The Kitchen Garden restoration project continues at pace with support of our volunteers and funding from Heritage Lottery.

The Rose Garden at Florence Court
The Rose Garden at Florence Court
The Rose Garden at Florence Court

Come visit Florence Court soon and see the newly unveiled water feature in action and enjoy the ongoing developments taking place at Florence Court in the Walled Garden.