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BUSHEY ROSE GARDEN BUSHEY

The water feature comprises a large Bavarian Tufa stone monolith complete with four columns and four feature bowls into which water is poured from corresponding decorative spouts. The fountain structure has been sympathetically restored to its former glory whilst the systems serving the feature have been upgraded to a level expected in today’s environments.

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WEST GROTTO AVENHAM & MILLER PARK PRESTON

The West Grotto is one of the four rockwork features in Avenham and Miller Park built by in 1867 by nationally renowned landscape artists Pulham & sons, based in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

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ARETHUSA FOUNTAIN, BUSHY PARK, HAMPTON COURT

The Arethusa fountain in Bushy Park dates from the early 17th century and forming the centre piece of Sir Christopher Wren’s grand approach to Hampton Court Palace is steeped in history. In the 1630’s the Arethusa fountain was moved in 1656 on the orders of Oliver Cromwell to Hampton Court following the Civil War. In 1713 the Arethusa fountain was repositioned in a newly dug pond, where it was gilded and remounted on a new Portland Stone plinth, increasing its prominence within the Grand Avenue to Hampton Court. The fountain comprises a fine marble structure complete with intricate carvings of fish, crabs, shells and other water and other water creatures mounted on a Portland Stone base rising from the waters of the surrounding pond. The Fountain is adorned by a unique collection of bronzes cast by French royal sculptor Hubert Le Sueur and is recognised by English Heritage as one of the most important groups of sculpture in Britain.

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