Gardens are hidden within tall brick walls, old usually in some state of decay, pattern work created by brick placement and repeating arches along with the aged color create a sense of soothing enclosure. Walk through the small the unimposing entry door, traverse through low ceiling tunnels to find the garden. Colorful plants and vigorous ivy, flowers such as zinnia and roses in many colors and classifications, palm trees and fruit trees (orange, sour orange, date plum), many species unknown to me. The rectangular garden is laid out symmetrically; a long water bed runs vertically through the center, parallel rows of trees and paths draw guests toward the main house at the far end. A pool located at the center in front of the house with flower beds on each side can be seen below when standing in the open columned hall with mirrors.

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