The Cypress Hedge (Room 8)

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The feature here is the enormous cypress hedge, groomed in such a way that one can’t imagine how it continues to grow. When approaching this archway from the south it frames the house and garden to great effect.

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing…”

(John Keats)