|The workmanship of the buildings, fountains and underground waterways are of the highest quality. The Gardens have been used throughout their history for unusual events: Doris Hooper put on Bathing Beauty contests from a small jetty in the 1950s. Nic Barlow, whose family have lived at Stancombe for the past fifty years, has had a water-polo match, a jazz concert with The Temperance Seven, a costumed ball and a vicar and gypsy party there. The whole place invites fantastical events to pass. English Heritage generously offered to carry out a thorough restoration to the temple in 1996. They painstakingly recreated the detailing of every aspect of the building.