The water flowing freely from the Sourland Pool Cascade.
After a gap of three years the autumn of 2015 saw us back at Farnborough lending a hand with the reconstruction of the spillway, weir and cascade
out of Sourland Pool. The finished result was really quite satisfying
and on the back of that we were asked to also get involved with the
repair work on the second cascade that empties into The River. The
first stage of this, in order for assorted engineering types to get a
good look at its structural integrity - or lack of it- was to clear the
monument of, as I said at the time: everything green. It wads
remarkable just how much had grown up since I was working there
regularly back in 2011/2012. the newly exposed structure is a real
revelation. I had been used to thinking of it as a watery thread
descending amongst rocky greenery. With e rocks fully exposed it gives
the whole thing a completely different feel - almost prehistoric,
perhaps we need to think of this as a druidic foil to all of the
prevailing classicism elsewhere in the garden.