The Italian Gardens were laid out by Harry W. Smith in part of the former Belvedere Gardens which had belonged to George Lord Beeforth until 1912. The shelter at the north end of the Italian Gardens bears the date 1914. Designed in the early 20th Century, the Italian Gardens were one of the many achievements of Harry W Smith, the noted landscape designer. What I love about them is the large forest that surrounds the gardens and offers a wonderful view towards the sea. More photos below.