The pond uses water draining from Jermyn’s House Valley and the Woods of the World Valley. In spite of this often uncertain supply, it has only dried out once, in the great drought of 1976.
The peaceful setting makes it an ideal place to sit and relax during a walk.
On the banks of the pond are several trees of swamp cypress (Taxodium distichum). This a common tree in coastal swamps of the southern United States. The typical buttressed base seen on trees in the wild, helps to support them in swampy ground. This is developing on the small tree planted in the centre of the pond.
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