St Nicholas Garden

Once you have toured the house, make sure you find time to visit the St Nicholas Garden, which sits behind the house where you can relax and enjoy the tranquillity from the bustling city 

This garden has been recreated in the style of gardens in the 15th Century, which were traditionally turned to culinary, medicinal use or sometimes an intricate complex knot box hedging. 

The Cloisters are the enclosed, introverted space that is a perfect location to reflect on the world. 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 They contain and enclose the central parterre and provide an elevated (but withdrawn) vantage point for visitors.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

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.

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