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This is a view of the one of the most beloved landmarks in England's Kew Gardens is the Hercules garden water fountain at The Palm House Pond. The fountain, which depicts Hercules wrestling the serpent river-god Achelous, was added in 1853. The sighting of the Pond was a masterstroke, the unity of it and the Palm House being recognised all over the world. The Palm House Pond was part of the major transformation of Kew in 1845, under William Nesfield and Decimus Burton. Enlarged and reshaped, it provided a water feature in its own right, and reflected the entire length of the Palm House, reinforcing the building's focal importance.


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