winding path leads us along elder thickets and a small alder swamp with 17 alder
trees, across a stream, and along a line of black poplars and a cluster of yews.
stream springs from within a granite boulder that's almost completely overgrown
with creepers and climbers, such as wild clematis, honeysuckle, wild grapevine,
Boston ivy, fleeceflower and winter creeper.
Marsh areas line the course
of the stream in the Pluto Garden.
In them grow sweet flag,
butterbur, autumn crocuses and orchids, reed mannagrass, sedges and reed.
elder thickets alternate with areas covered in forbs, with sprawling purple loosestrife,
marsh marigold, purple turtlehead, masterwort and bead fern, Solomon's seal, May
lily, creeping jenny and bistort.
Sculptures made of iron
project upward from this sea of foliage.