St Nicholas Garden
Relax and enjoy the tranquillity from the bustling city in St Nicholas Garden.
Gardens in the 15th Century were traditionally turned into culinary, medicinal use or sometimes an intricate complex knot box hedging.
The Cloisters are the enclosed, introverted spaces that is a perfect location to reflect the themes of the period. The Cloisters overlook the garden at a higher level. They contain and enclose the central parterre and provide an elevated (but withdrawn) vantage point for visitors. The Cloisters also incorporate a ramped peripheral walkway for the Tontine Heads
Surrounding the garden, the cloistered walkway displays an intriguing collection of carved faces. These strange stone masks are known collectively as the Tontine Heads or Tontine Faces. Over the years these stone masks were scattered and eventually they were unearthed in various sites around the city, and finally reunited in 1995 when St Nicholas Garden was opened.