"Many poetic writers have likened Ireland to paradise itself and this is a recurring theme in the poetry of W.B. Yeats. He had thoughts of Ireland, as a land beyond a land, in a time beyond a time, as in “The Everlasting Voices.”
“…..You call in birds, in wind on the hill, In shaken boughs, in tide on the shore?”
George Bernard Shaw implies “To live were the facts are not brutal. And the dreams not unreal.”
More recently Seamus Heaney in his poem “Postscript”:
“Useless to think you’ll park and capture it more thoroughly. You are neither here nor there.”
Ireland is mild and green. The climate doesn’t vary much and the air is soft, softer than I’ve noticed anywhere else, while the soil, full of peat, is watered by fine mist and rain.
It was a lovely day and following the road we soon reached Enniskerry a village known as the most beautiful in Ireland. Situated in an area known as the Garden of Ireland, it came into being as a result of the large Powerscourt demesne nearby.
The name Powerscourt derives from the Norman de la Poer. They first built a castle here in 1337, but in 1603, James I granted the estate to one of his generals, Sir Richard Wingfield, and they became the Viscounts Powerscourt.
Situated beneath the Sugar Loaf mountain, famous for its historic white quartz stone, the gardens on this estate, like the nearby village, are considered, by many, the most beautiful in Ireland.
Besides the mist and rain, water is essential, and the gardens are conveniently situated near the river Dargle and one of the highest waterfalls in the British Isles. This waterfall situated a few miles away, takes a special trip to view it.
We bought tickets and drove two kilometers along the main driveway lined by tall beech trees. This plantation also contains shrubberies and a deer park with some of Ireland’s famous red deer.
Eventually we approached the formal gates and saw on the right the Araucaria walk. This avenue of “Monkey Puzzle” trees planted one hundred and twenty years ago, is very shady and the fact that the trees are there at all, is proof of the astonishing fertility of the soil, in fact, other trees grown at Powerscourt are rare Dragon trees, so tender that they survive only in the gentlest air.
We entered the garden and were soon confronted by a path running through a large expanse of smooth lawn. There were many beautiful roses on the left hand side, while to the right were trees and statues. At the end of the walk there was a magnificent gilded gate, the famous 1770 Bamberg gate, coming originally from Bamberg Cathedral.
The next garden was filled with flower beds and hot houses. I peeped into one of the hot houses and saw amongst the orchids and ferns, petunias, and impatiens, plants that flourish in the Southern hemisphere.
The next gate was the gilded Chorus Gate, and through this we reached the house itself. The Mansion is an elegant grey structure of thee stories. The vast terrace, dating from 1900, includes the Venetian Gate, while displayed on the lawn are several statues, including Apollo Belverdere, Diana and Fame and Victory.
A broad shallow flight of steps leads down to a wide lawn, and beyond this is the remarkable Perron, which is the focus of the Italian garden started in 1840 by the sixth Visount. Similar to that at the Villa Butera in Sicily, this Perron by Francis Penrose, sets thousands of small black and white stones into the first upper terrace, creating a magical touch. Another magical touch is the fact that the granite pebbles were brought from the nearby seaside village of Bray, the young son, only seven at the time, placing the first stone. Other interesting features are a group of bronze children similar to those at Versailles called “The Infanti ,” and actual urns from Versailles. Many varieties of flowers are found from tulips, daffodils, and dahliahs, to pansies, and violets.
Taking twelve years to build and more than a hundred gardeners, all five terraces and the lake comprise the magnificent Italian garden. Descending the terraces takes you to the Triton’s lake, so named because of the large Triton man fountain in the centre. It throws a jet of water one hundred feet into the air and is modelled on one found in the Piazza Barberini in Rome created by Bernini. Flanking the path above the water are two rampant winged horses or Pegasi. They stand at the foot of the last flight of steps and represent the heraldic supporters of the Wingfield arms. The lake is filled with water lilies and below the Pegasi are two “Spitting Men” originally from Milan, with a sun dial between them that has the inscription, “I only mark the sunny hours.”
On the banks of the lake there is a small man made inlet obviously used for the mooring of a small boat. Boating must be interesting, as the jet of water from the fountain, descends in a large spray that falls over most of the lake. The water is filled, as I mentioned with water-lilies, that come into bloom in Summer, when wild duck also make an appearance. The water is very clear and many small pebbles are visible in the shallows, while elusive eel and fish hide in the deeper water.
I continued on the left hand side of the lake. Blending perfectly with the formal garden, this part of the garden is very natural, and there were many little walks branching off from the main path that led into grassy areas beneath the trees. There really is nothing more enticing than cool grass beneath shady trees and I eventually followed a little path into the woods. Here in the shade, is an area where red deer graze quite calmly beneath the trees. In the distance I heard children playing , they must have found a glen somewhere beneath the Pepper Pot Tower. The eighth Viscount was the Chief Scout of Ireland in 1911 and he built the tower, modelled on one of his pepper pots. He could view all his scouts from the top and needless to say the tower also has the best view of the gardens. Interestingly many of the finest trees and shrubs are found in Tower Valley, several of them native to North America.
Listening to a lawn mower buzzing in the distance I found a shady walk, and moving through sunlit tipped rhododendrons and azaleas, reached the Japanese Garden. Laid out by the eighth Viscount and Viscountess, over a century ago, the route around the garden is a series of concentric circles flanked by stone lanterns. The innermost circle is in front of the Pagoda and crosses a small stream using several bridges. The next circle is lined by Chinese Fortune palms and the last circles runs around the garden at the foot of a small cliff. As it was Summer azaleas, rhododendrons, Japanese primula and cherry blossom were in flower, while in Autumn many coloured Japanese Maples come into bloom. With a view of the Sugar Loaf mountain, this garden is best viewed from above. Walking inwards we discover our innermost selves, while walking outwards and upwards we come to a knowledge of the world around us. A philosophical view most appropriate to Powerscourt.
From there, moving towards the base of the lake, I passed through a shady grove of tall dark trees, some of them elms, planted several centuries ago. The atmosphere was so truly relaxing and tranquil that I felt what I was experiencing, was better than a good nights sleep and knew it was a memory I’d never forget.
From there I moved to the grotto, also one of the oldest features of the garden. Built in 1740, from petrified sphagma, found on the banks of the river Dargle, it has remained a garden from another era. As I walked down a slope leading to a little stream, I came upon an area very natural and luxuriantly green, where near the water I saw small plants with large leaves. Despite the many trees, sunlight filtered through the foliage lighting the scene just sufficiently for all the plants to glow, and for a time I knew I was in another dimension. This grotto has been preserved near the retaining wall of the Triton’s Lake and two centuries ago was turned into a “Fernery.” Little secret pathways lead under stone archways to areas where you can view ferns and water tumbling down in small waterfalls to a pool below.
Walking amidst the rhododendrons, azaleas and roses on the other side, there is the the “Pets Cemetry,” known as the largest in Ireland. Interred on a gradual slope are childrens’ ponies, cows, dogs and cats and more than a score of little grave stones are found, many of the personal inscriptions still visible. This made me recall the Italian sun dial, with the inscription “I only mark the sunny hours.”
Passing through more flowering rhododendrums, there is an area near the Dolphin Pond, where a fountain with a central jet surrounded by dolphins, spouts water five meters into the air. This is also an older part of the gardens and the actual pond is found on a 1740 landscape map. The fountain was bought a century later in Paris, by the seventh Viscount. There are some magnificent conifirs here, including Japanese cedars and giant Wellingtonias.
From there I entered the Walled gardens. A calm reflective pond and an attractive centerpiece in the first garden, is the memorial to Julia, wife of the seventh earl, for it was she who planted the garden with flowers, it having previously been filled with kitchen plants and fruit trees. The seventh Earl always said that this lovely garden was “one of the greatest pleasures of my life.” The edifice designed by her son, is a fitting memorial to Julia. Many flowers including tulips, daffodils, fox gloves, poppies, and delphiniums, as well as dahlias, cyclamen and fuschia grow here. The Walled gardens also include the longest herbaceous borders in Ireland and a famous rose garden.
The formal gardens, drawing attention to the mountain, were started in 1740 by Richard Wingfield, the third Viscount, at the time of the first “Irish Famine.” This was caused by extremely cold weather in Europe and Britain during the last cold period of a little ice age, between 1400 and 1800. The Viscount employed many gardeners and fed one hundred a fifty starving people each a day.
The sixth Viscount died in 1844, one hundred years later, at the time of “The Great Potatoe Famine.” He had already planned the Italian Garden, so this would have been the attention of his widow and the young, seventh Viscount, only eight at the time. The young man naturally continued the work when he was older, again creating work for many gardeners. Enniskerry was founded, at this time, by the building of St. Patrick’s church.
From Norman times until today, the owners of this estate and it’s now famous gardens, have shown a passionate interest in other peoples, as reflected in the personal collection of international statues and plants on display. Moving inwards we discover ourselves and moving outwards we discover the world around us.
After passing through another ornate gate the famous English Gate displaying the Rose, Thistle, Shamrock and Feather emblems, I reluctantly found the main pathway once more. First planted over four centuries ago, this garden is one that I know, instinctively, can hold many delights both individual and collective, for any who care to visit it."
Jenny Babic, 2013
With many thanks to Jenny for such a wonderful article on Powerscourt!
Timothy Ferres has kindly put together a most interesting article on the different generations of the Wingfield Family at Powerscourt since the early 1660's. Many thanks Timothy! The following is a slightly adapted version of his blog article. Visit Timonthy's website for more interesting articles related to heraldry, the nobility and much more!
The Viscounts Powerscourt were the second largest landowners in County Wicklow, with over 40,986 acres. Prior to coming to Ireland, the family lived at Wingfield Castle in Suffolk in the U.K.
Sir Richard Wingfield (1550-1634) was made Marshal of Ireland by Elizabeth I; and by James I, for his military achievements and was created Viscount Powerscourt in 1618.
The title 'Viscount Powerscourt' expired in 1634, on Lord Powerscourt's death, without any male children; but was conferred, in 1665, on his male heir, Folliott Wingfield (1642-1717), 1st Viscount of the 2nd creation; who also died without male issue, in 1717, when the title became extinct. Then, Powerscourt Estate descended to:
Edward Wingfield, ESQ, knight, of Carnew, County Wicklow,
"A distinguished soldier under the Earl of Essex, and a person of great influence and power in Ireland. He married Anne, daughter of Lord Cromwell and sister of Thomas, 1st Earl of Ardglass."
The 7th Viscount Powerscourt (Pictured)
His only son,
Richard Wingfield (1697-1751), was, in 1743, elevated to the family honours by the titles of Baron Wingfield and Viscount Powerscourt of the 3rd creation.
Richard Wingfield, 1st Viscount (1697–1751)
Edward Wingfield, 2nd Viscount (1729-64)
Richard Wingfield, 3rd Viscount (1730-88)
Richard Wingfield, 4th Viscount (1762-1809)
Richard Wingfield, 5th Viscount (1790–1823)
Richard Wingfield, 6th Viscount (1815-44)
Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount (1836–1904)
Mervyn Richard Wingfield, 8th Viscount (1880–1947)
Mervyn Patrick Wingfield, 9th Viscount (1905-73)
Mervyn Niall Wingfield, 10th Viscount (born 1935)
Sheila Wingfield, 9th Viscountess
The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Mervyn Anthony Wingfield (born 1963)
Many thanks Timothy
Ireland’s Tallest Tree Discovered at Powerscourt
A Douglas Fir along Powerscourt River Walk in County Wicklow has been officially recognised as the tallest tree in Ireland since records began by leading tree expert, Aubrey Fennell. The tree stands at 61.5 metres, or 202 ft, towering above well-known landmarks including Dublin’s Liberty Hall (59.5 metres) and Niagara Falls (51m).
The Douglas Fir is an evergreen coniferous tree, named after the Scottish botanist David Douglas, who first introduced it to Europe from North America in 1827. The Douglas Fir at Powerscourt is the first tree to surpass 60m in Ireland and is the seventh-highest tree in Europe. It has been an Irish champion for over 20 years, overtaking other trees in Ireland including a Sitka spruce in Shelton Abbey and Curraghmore.
The seventh Viscount Powerscourt went on a spree in the 1860’s and 1870’s, planting an abundance of trees at Powerscourt including sequoia, Sitka spruce, Monterey cypress and Corsican pine that all now reach heights of 40 to 50m. Located along Powerscourt River Walk, the tree is open to the public through annual membership of Powerscourt, and to guests staying at the Powerscourt Hotel. They are very privileged to access glorious woodland trails and Ireland’s own ‘Avenue of Giants’ that rivals all other contenders in Europe.
The champion tree at Powerscourt is included in Aubrey Fennell’s newly published book ‘Heritage Trees of Ireland’ available now from Collins Press. The book is the result of 15 years of searching, recording, photographing and measuring over 10,000 trees for the Tree Register of Ireland.
For more information on annual membership of Powerscourt, visit www.powerscourt.ie
This article appeared in the Sunday Times on November 3rd 2013 and is the copyright of the Sunday Times
Blogger Kerry Gordon and her daughter Molly visit the pumpkin patch at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion for our annual pumpkin carving event. See for yourselves the great day out that was enjoyed by everyone!
Picking a pumpkin!
Choosing a pattern
Collecting the tools for the job!
Even the Mums and Dads are getting stuck in!
Pumpkins, toothpicks and templates oh my!
Marking the pattern on the pumpkin
Oooh .. Pumpkins!
Facepainting with Sarah Varela
Complimentary tea and biscuits
To the Batmobile Batgirl!
The Mums getting their hands dirty
Here come the pumpkins....!
Molly says BOO!
Monica, Stephanie, Shelley and Marianne from the Garden Pavilion team. They made the day magic!
Text and Photos by Kerry Gordon
My most recent trip to Powerscourt coincided perfectly with National Tree Day and gave me the perfect opportunity to just focus on the amazing range of trees that the gardens have to boast.
I think when people go to visit gardens, they often don’t look at the trees, that is of course unless they are very showy or look different.
Often it is when splendour of all the flowers in a garden has faded and the trees begin to put on a fiery display of autumn colour that people start to take notice.
In my eyes this is a big mistake, as trees really are the back bone to a garden and add so much to them. Even though when I visit a garden I try to take in the trees as well as the plants, I have been known to swoon that bit more as the trees change from green to shades of red, copper and yellow! I think though when you visit a garden, especially Powerscourt, you should always be aware of the trees around you.
Your experience with trees doesn’t just happen when you walk out the door of the house and step foot on the gravel paths above the Italian garden. It really starts the minute you drive in the gate.
The main avenue leading up to Powerscourt House is such a brilliant example of trees dictating a landscape. You not only get to enjoy the towering trees above you as you drive in, but about half way up the drive way get some spectacular views out across the surrounding countryside and mountains which are dotted with great clusters of trees.
I would highly recommend on your next visit to the garden, once you have parked your car in the car park, to take a half an hour or so and walk down the avenue. I think this is the best way to appreciate the sheer size and grandeur of the trees along the drive. Trust me you will not regret it, and it may even pose the perfect spot to take a photo or two!
Once you get back to the house you will walk past a collection of very interesting trees flanking either side of the house. Irish yews are commonly associated with graveyards and churches as they are believed to ward off evil spirits and also are said to be associated with longevity.
Once you get into the gardens one of the first places I like to visit is the dolphin pond as there are some great trees here to just marvel at their sheer size.
One of the trees that I particularly like here is the English walnut, Juglans regia. I love the large glossy leaves of it and its rather rough bark.
Another great tree in this area is just a short walk from the pond, down towards the rhododendron walk. Acacia baileyana, is just a fantastic tree! Its leaves are almost like the leaves on ferns and when the light shines through them they cast a brilliant pattern on the ground.
While there really is a countless amount of tress that I could talk about around the entire garden, I don’t think any of them can really rival the sheer firework display of foliage that is taking place in the Japanese Garden.
The trees and even some of the shrubs in the Japanese garden at this time of year look amazing. Everywhere you look there is a tree that looks like it has just erupted in to flames.
I would highly recommend a trip to visit the gardens at Powerscourt to experience the great display that is currently going on high above your head. And make sure to climb to the top of the Pepperpot Tower to get a great aerial view of all the trees around you and to feel like a giant for a few minutes.
Thanks so much to David Corscadden for this fantastic article! You can read David's wonderful gardening blog here.
It was with a sense of trepidation that Molly and I found ourselves assembling with a big crowd outside Powerscourt Pavilion one bright sunny autumn morning. I’d heard about this new trend for foraging for food, much of it due to the people going back to basics and growing their own fruit and veg, but eating directly from the ground – I was a tad sceptical! Well what a revelation – it is great fun and most importantly free!
Horticulture graduate Vincent Sheehy was a fascinating and entertaining guide as he led the large and jovial group down the beautiful walk through the forest to the tranquil Powerscourt River Walk. Besides the foraging, this was rare treat for people to gain access to an area normally exclusively available for annual members. As was clear to see the route is child, wheelchair and doggie friendly which makes a nice change!
In the natural, unspoilt beauty at the River Walk, Vincent showed us the art of foraging wild and edible foods such as wild flowers, herbs, berries and nuts. Mushrooms were not included during this introductory session because Vincent explained with all the differing varieties, some of which are poisonous, picking mushrooms are not for the novice. It is important with any foraging that you are aware of what plants you are eating because some can be dangerous and Vincent recommend the Forager Handbook for anyone that would like to continue learning about foraging.
It really is a marvelous way to reconnect with nature and your surroundings. We are so used to buying our food from the shop that we are almost fearful of eating food from the ground. It’s actually very liberating! Molly delighted in picking wild plants and trying out the new textures and flavours. It is definitely something we will continue to learn about and I would highly recommend attending any future foraging walks. The group was very laid back but enthusiastic and it was a really feel good event. I’d best go and buy that book now!
Vincent Sheehy is a horticulture graduate from University College Dublin. From a farming background in County Meath, Vincent grew up with a strong appreciation of the countryside. Vincent has spent time foraging on Søren Wiuff’s farm in Copenhagen which is helping create a new type of Nordic food culture. He is currently supplying a number of Irish restaurants.
Meet Vincent Sheehy - our guide
What a turn out- even the doggie is joining in!
My daughter Molly and the group walking through the trees down to the riverwalk
This is no ordinary bush! When the Elderbush flowers you can make delicious Elderfower cordial or syrup with the berries. Delicious and so good for you!
Look what is at our feet...
Tender Dandelion leaves
On the hunt!
Glorious Sweet Chestnuts - we all know what is inside!
Munching on surprisingly tasty spruce needles
Fragrant Meadow Sweet, delicious in teas
There's food everywhere!
Thanks very much to Vincent Sheehy for such an informative and unusual walk and to Kerry Gordon for covering the day so beautifully in this article.
Happy Foraging :)
If you are looking for great ideas for things to do with the kids this Halloween in Dublin or Wicklow, look no further than Powerscourt! This Halloween, ghosts and ghouls are creeping out to play in the Gardens! And so is Imaginosity, Dublin Children's Museum. Get ready for a spooky walk at Powerscourt Gardens on 28th of October from 1pm. Any brave families hoping to enter into the spirit of the spookiest of seasons are welcome to explore the grounds of Powerscourt at their own risk!
With only a map to lead them to safety, the walkers will be sure to encounter some creepy characters along their journey including the Corpse Bride and a Witch through Powerscourt's 47 acres of haunted grounds. This family walk is most suitable for children aged 3 to 10.
The walk will finish at the Pet Cemetery where your hair will stand on end and your blood will be chilled! Fancy dress is encouraged for both the children and their parents. Warm up with a coffee or a hot chocolate in the Terrace Café overlooking the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain.
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Venue: Powerscourt Gardens, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, County Wicklow.
Contact Details: W: www.powerscourt.ie/events T: (01) 204 6000
Date and Time: Monday 28th of October, 1pm to 3.30pm (The walk is repeated every 30 minutes)
Cost: Under 3’s are free, €6.00 child, €8.50 adult. Annual members of Powerscourt €2
The River Walk, a private and hidden gem, lies deep within the walls of Powerscourt Estate. It is one of Ireland’s most charming and secluded places. Its ancient and unspoiled beauty is carefully protected. The heritage of The River Walk can be found in the ancient trees surrounding over 3 kilometres of winding walkways. The River Walk’s main pathway was laid in 1868 by the Viscount of Powerscourtso that his family could enjoy the serenity of the River Dargle.
Upon entering The River Walk, follow the main path which will lead you down towards the tranquil river and to where the pathway splits in two. To the left is almost 1 kilometre of nature’s most gorgeous woodlands and to the right, a 2 kilometre walkway offers an array of river side picnic areas. The real beauty and essence of The River Walk is found in the many secret woodland trails that radiate from the main pathway and which are very safe and easy to explore. It's perfect for romantic walks or family days out with little explorers!
The route to the left
Taking the route along the river to the left, you can explore hidden trails or follow the main pathway on a shorter walk that is teeming with treasures! Here the river meanders down to The Golden Gate Lodge - a testament to the centuries old charm of The River Walk. En route, keep an eye out for the horses roaming underneath the three Giant Redwoods in an enclosed meadow on the left. They are beautiful and much loved family animals!
There are many hidden trails leading to magical groves all along the river, so feel free to
wander off the pathway and explore the surrounding foliage. The woodlands that tower
above The River Walk are certainly a spectacular sight. Look above you and witness one
of the tallest collections of conifers in Ireland. Thanks to the Viscount’s tree planting
programme of 1870, these woodlands boast a number of species including Douglas-Firs,
Corsican Pines, Giant Redwoods, Atlantic Cedars, Noble Firs and countless more.
These woodlands make for such a captivating backdrop, they have been used as the setting in many epic films such as ‘Far and Away’, ‘Excalibur’, ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘Braveheart’. With so much to explore along the way, what will you discover at Powerscourt?
The route to the right
This 2 kilometre section of the river has lots of nature’s wonderful surprises, as well as a
dozen hidden trails and secluded picnic spots to enjoy. Along the path you will come to
a stony bridge where a young waterfall rushes into the Dargle. The pathway then brings
you through the giant corridor of overhanging trees. If you are with younger explorers,
look out for the rope swing at the river’s edge and stop here for a leisurely picnic.
Many of the trails along the pathway lead into and around the surrounding woodlands.
Take one of these walkways to escape into the secret havens under the canopies of the
sky scraping trees. It is here that you can sit on the roots of the Giant Redwoods and
relax to the gentle sounds of the many wild birds perched in these gigantic evergreens.
This is where nature’s favourite animals and birds come for respite so keep an eye out
for a Chaffinch or even a squirrel or two.
Romantic days are easily passed along this walk by strolling along the rivers edge while
gazing into the clear waters or hiding away on the banks where the river sleepily carves
a variety of shelters under the trees. If you wander down to the end of the main pathway
you will reach the The Middle Gate Lodge. This marks the meeting of the River Dargle
and the Glencree River. It’s another old-world reminder of The River Walk’s noble heritage.
Whether a nature trail or hiking adventure, The River Walk is yours to enjoy in whatever
way you choose. You could take a short stroll down for a peek, plan a picnic or lunch
with a loved one or spend an afternoon playing and exploring the three kilometres
of woodlands in this area.
The River Walk is just a small part of one of the most beautiful estates in Ireland. It is reserved for the annual members of Powerscourt who all enjoy the beauty of this very secret space beyond the gates of the estate. Find out more about becoming an annual member of Powerscourt today.
The Viscounts of Powerscourt truly enjoyed travelling throughout Europe, selecting original pieces of work and commissioning replicas to bring an international flavour to the gardens. Enjoy stunning gates collected arcoss Europe on your visit to Powerscourt Gardens.
The Chorus Gate
The Chorus Gate was made from a copy of a 17th century German gate, and purchased in London for this position. Note the musical insignia on its intricate ironwork.
Located at the entrance to the Walled Garden
The 240 year old ‘Bamberg Gate’ came from the Cathedral at Bamberg in Germany. The 7th Viscount bought this from Mr. Pratt, a curiosity dealer in London. Admire its intricate ironwork and interesting perspective, designed to create the illusion of a longer garden beyond it.
Located in the Walled Garden
This double gate is of Italian Design and was made by Moise dall Torre at Venice. In the words of Lord Powerscourt its design includes a grapevine pattern to be “suitable to the entrance of a garden” and was erected in 1900. The vases on the stone piers are made of Capo d’Istria stone.
Located at the entrance to the Herbaceous Border
The English Gate
The English Gate leads the way to the Dolphin Pond and the Pet’s Cemetery. This beautiful gate was brought from England in 1873 and if you look closely you can see rose, thistle and shamrock motifs. These are the national emblems of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Located at the Dolphin Pond
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