Pond

Fed by Page's Brook, the pond is used to irrigate the gardens. It is frequently visited by songbirds, which perch on the long stems of the Lysimachia punctata before taking a drink from the still waters. On occasion, a great blue heron will land and spend the early hours of the morning fishing for trout. The pond's depth and cold temperature makes it too frigid for most flowering aquatic plants, although several water lilies (Nymphaea 'Colonel A. J. Welch', N. 'Marliacea Albida') live on beds created on the edge of the pond.