The Oriental Garden
At the bottom of the back porch is the ORIENTAL GARDEN.
The British have had a fondness for and been influenced by art and decorative styles from China and Japan for over four hundred years. That influence has also appeared in the gardens of England in the form of garden architecture, garden furniture styles and exotic plant material.
So, it’s no surprise that you’ll find a small Oriental Garden at Abbington Green. Two small garden statues of Foo dogs greet you, and you’ll find decorative pagodas and an Asian lion statue.
Look for the path of Chinese stepping stones which represent the four seasons, as well as the small statue of Buddha. The serenity of this contemplation garden is due to its mainly monochromatic palette.
You’ll notice that the next and final garden, the Lower Garden, is behind you.