In 1947 Phyllis Reiss changed what used to be a tennis court into the Pool Garden. She dedicated it to the memory of her nephew, a Fleet Air Arm fighter pilot killed in the Second World War.
The pool garden was designed to have contrasting borders of strong and cool colours facing each other.
Today we continue to plant within her colour schemes, but we experiment with new varieties. Look out for reflective pond in this garden. It has been dyed blue to enhance the reflection and to control algae.
If you are intrested in finding out the name of one of the plants in the pool garden borders, take a look at the list for further information.