central area of the garden is lower-lying than the path surrounding it and the
adjacent flowerbeds, and can be accessed through four narrow sets of steps. The
height offset is absorbed by dry walls constructed with anthracite coloured natural
stones. The same building material is used for the gravel paths which divide the
area under the beeches into four equal sections.
The higher-lying path in
the Saturn Garden is paved with blue-black clinker bricks and basalt cobbles.
Along the path stand plain benches painted dark blue without backrests.
Trimmed box hedges separate
the outer beds from the path. Two trimmed European hornbeams each frame the ways
in and out of the garden as well as the cul-de-sacs opposite.
corners of the Saturn Garden are accentuated by the use of evergreen shrubs, which
are complemented by shade-loving ground cover plants and perennials, such as ivy,
periwinkle, monkshood, Christmas rose, liverleaf (Hepatica nobilis), fern, wood
anemone, hosta, and rodgersia.