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In the beautiful gardens of Arundel Castle is this wonderful little alcove is this secluded fountain supporting a Crown on top of this column of water..

The new garden occupies about a third of the area of the Georgian and Victorian walled kitchen garden, which for the last forty years had been an ugly tarmac and concrete car park. All the walled garden originally supplied flowers and vegetables to the castle and to Norfolk House but was gradually given up after the Second World War and was largely derelict by the 1970s, as happened in those straitened times at many English country houses.


The grand centrepiece is the rockwork ‘mountain’ planted with palms and rare ferns to represent another world, supporting a green oak version of ‘Oberon’s Palace’, a fantastic spectacle designed by Inigo Jones for Prince Henry’s Masque on New Year’s Day 1611, flanked by two green oak obelisks. This contains a shell-lined interior with a stalagmite fountain and gilded coronet ‘dancing’ on top of the jet.

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  • Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-04-22
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-05-09 13:14
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