Walking up the hill towards these wrought iron gates you can see across the gardens towards the Cathedral and Linen centre.
as you walk through the gates themselves there is a large flower bed to the right hand side. There are still some flowers hanging on in this sheltered spot despite the onset of winter. Mainly rhododendrons. You can pick out blooms which are surprisingly fresh right next door to petals which have completely lost their colour and are reduced to what looks like their skeletal remains.