The garden here is almost natural forest, the pebbled path through the undergrowth the only indication that this is still part of the Pavilion grounds. To the north, a clump of mushrooms grow in the corner formed by the stones framing a dark opening. A broad leafed creeper has almost covered the stone cairn, leaving the brass plaques for The Grotto just visible. In the dim light beyond the leafy curtain that overhangs the entrance, the rock floor slopes down into the earth below. The pebbled path disappears between the trees to the west but towards the center of the garden, you can see bright sunshine.
Dated: 2 Feb 1996