This formal little garden is based on ideas seen in the Moghul gardens of India, but with a few Hindu exceptions such as the statuette of the God Ganesha, and the dancing girl at the far end (pictured above). At the entrance to the garden are two low marble screens made in Jaipur, India.
To add heightened drama, the end of the garden where the pool and dancing girl are featured is raised. The carved figure was purchased in New Delhi where she was sold as being 40 years old. However, it is suspected that she was sawn off from a much older Hindu Temple where such figures cover the exterior.
Water is an essential part of all Moghul gardens because of its cooling effect in the intense heat of their summers.
On the side wall (not pictured) is a miniature reproduction of the main entrance to the mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, where Shah Jahan (the creator of the TAJ) and his wife are buried.