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|"Pilion is a magical place - It is elemental.
The earth is full of life, the forests largely intact.
Doris, has created a garden
there which symbolizes all the elemental forces one senses in Pilion.
It is spell-binding with the music of running water, birdsong, abundant fruit,
exuberantly flowering roses with many old species,
a great canopy of summer shade from flowering subtropical trees -
Catalpa, Davidia, Eucryphia, Gingko, Liriodendrum, Metasequoia, Pawlonia
to list just a few. Many pools and water features,
steps and pathways leading up and down the slopes of the garden,
a pond at the bottom with all manner of fowl,
the theme of the serpent comes out here and there,
the steps and paths connect with each other,
platforms of small spaces afford views out to the sea below
- all sensory perseptions are overwhelmed.
Most of her plants have been grown from seed by her own hand,
annuals, perennials, shrubs and roses,
soft fruits and fruit trees intermingled in the fertile soil.
Above the house, in the square of Ag. Taxiarchis
is one of the finest Platanus orientalis you can see."
(The Mediterranean Garden Society about Serpentin)
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