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From the Waddesdon Manor, close up of dolphin pulling in the ocean’s bounty.
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.
And centerpiece in a formal topiary garden at Hever Castle, England
Formal garden in Hampshire England centered on a lead pair of frolicking cherubs. Surpassed only by the view!
Arches in the Rose Garden beautifully frame the center statue at Houghton Hall, England
Mid-18th century carved marble statue of Venus arming cupid with arrows
Unexpectedly embedded in a stone wall adds an element of surprise.
Carved pier at Cliveden Gardens, England
One of a pair used to frame a path’s entrance.
At 30ft high - we call this aspirational espalier
Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire England
One of a pair of stone Griffins at Anglesey Abbey, England.
Dot the terrace and parterre adding structure and a lovely decorative element.
to the Waddesdon manor, built in the late 19th century.
Located in the Italian gardens of Hever Castle, Kent England. The urn is commanding but the gargoyle downspouts steal the show!
Decorative lead support for a downspout. Such attention to detail and still holding after a century of wear and tear.
Autumn gardens are often as beautiful as Spring gardens. Shown here is Harold Peto's garden in October.
Term - Carved marble statue of Flora