There is enough left, plus a picture or two, that reconstructing this bench which once looked out over the pond is possible. I don’t think we will rebuild the planters, however. Nor will we attempt to replant the hyacinth garden, though it must have been quite elegant in a Victorian fashion: too shady for one thing, leaving aside the practical problems!

Here is Morris Smith, circa 1885, looking east:


Looking up at the remains of the bench today: the triangular shape mid-ground, right.