One of the most recognisable and beloved areas of the Gardens, the Pond was formed in 1840 by damming a natural stream that drained the adjacent hill. Originally used as a reservoir, water lilies have grown in the pond for more than 100 years.
The nymphae lilies are planted in pots on the bottom of the pond. Dormant over winter, they shoot in spring and flower throughout summer. There are over twenty different cultivars present, flowering in shades of white, apricot, pink, red and yellow.
The Lily Pond, with its picturesque setting and bridge, is a popular spot for photographs and weddings.