Revealing an obelisk in the Secret Garden. At first sight, it was really hard to tell there was an obelisk here as it looked just like a tree with thick ivy covering the entire stone compressed together resembling tree bark plus the huge leafy canopy above. There must have been a lot of weight pressing down on the stone and the ivy caused a bit of damage to the stone facings. Here are some before, during and after shots of the reveal. Work had to be carried out very carefully, as always. The last photo is of the ‘crown’ removed from the apex. Some ivy had been removed during a previous work party session.
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