Archive for the tag 'The Serpent Garden'

In the Serpent Garden, a topiary snake entices you past a series of sculptures, in which water flows over polished stainless steel and creates a canyon through which you can try to squeeze without getting wet.
There is also a mushroom-shaped structure on which surface tension and viscosity overcome gravity. The display culminates in the Torricelli [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 17th 2016


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14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2012

Before we move on, I share a last few pictures of the Serpent Garden.

11 Comments CherryPie on Jul 22nd 2011

Torricelli is another water feature in the Serpent Garden. The water slowly creeps up the tubes and eventually bursts out in a cascade of fountains which slowly diminish. Kids are fascinated by this one and love to explore the feature first hand

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 21st 2011

The garden is named the serpent garden due to the topiary that snakes it’s way through this garden feature:

A topiary serpent in holly snakes through the watery Serpent Garden, revealing a different water sculpture hidden in each of its coils.

The water sculptures have been created by William Pye, one of the world’s leading [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 20th 2011