Sunday morning after early church this is an oasis in the middle of the city. Traffic whizzes by on several nearby streets but the high walls and greenery muffle the sounds. The only time of year we have not visited is when there is snow on the ground. Every season has its beauty. For butterfly watchers it is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy. The small conservatory has a constant display of orchids and a resident cat. Take your camera, a lunch, a book or just your eyes and ears and nose. One interesting thing is that people seem to treat it as a sanctuary. I have heard few loud voices, not from photographers who are busy posing their human subjects, nor from adults cautioning children to stay out of the pools.