This article is about the gardens in Lyra's world. You may be looking for the gardens in Will's world.
One year, there were an extraordinary number of starlings that had come to roost there, and every evening they would rise out of the trees like smoke. Lyra would often watch this sight from the roof of the nearby Jordan College.
Behind the scenes
- In our world, the bench is located in the Lower Garden of the Oxford Botanic Garden.
- On the the 22 May 2019, Philip Pullman unveiled a dæmon stainless steel sculpture of Pantalaimon and Kirjava behind this bench. This sculpture is the work of the sculptor Julian Warren.