Inside Monforte Gardens

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Monforte Gardens


These under-the-radar ornamental gardens designed in the mid-19th century are a peaceful spot to escape the city. Marble statues, sculpted hedges and a goldfish-filled pond complete the neoclassical style, and walkways shaded by canopies of flowering vines offer welcome relief from the heat in summer. The small but grand pavilion at the entrance and its picturesque backdrops make this a popular spot for weddings.

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