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If you take a walk through the gardens of Waddesdon Manor, built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, his passion for statuary becomes clear. Carved marble statue of Bacchus and Adriane walking arm in arm, caught in the middle of a step...it looks as though they'll jump off the pedestal and continue on their way.
Located in the Italian gardens of Hever Castle, Kent England. The urn is commanding but the gargoyle downspouts steal the show!
From the Waddesdon Manor, close up of dolphin pulling in the ocean’s bounty.
Decorative lead support for a downspout. Such attention to detail and still holding after a century of wear and tear.
At 30ft high - we call this aspirational espalier
Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire England
Term - Carved marble statue of Flora
Arches in the Rose Garden beautifully frame the center statue at Houghton Hall, England
Architectural fragments shown on either side of the wellhead always create a wonderful surprise. Browse architectural elements and wellheads.
Unexpectedly embedded in a stone wall adds an element of surprise.
Autumn gardens are often as beautiful as Spring.
Carved pier at Cliveden Gardens, England
to the Waddesdon manor, built in the late 19th century.
One of a pair used to frame a path’s entrance.
One of a pair of stone Griffins at Anglesey Abbey, England.
Dot the terrace and parterre adding structure and a lovely decorative element.
Mid-18th century carved marble statue of Venus arming cupid with arrows
And centerpiece in a formal topiary garden at Hever Castle, England