Outside of the city's walls, where nature takes over the landscape, something had been in the works for over a year. It was a large task, easily one of the most costly projects of recent times within Fenia, and yet the construction only wavered when winter hit, resuming once the snows melted. Queen Aishe oversaw the project with great care and a watchful eye, feeling the importance of what they were trying to do, while the royal coffers funded it all.
Northen Fenia was home to a more rocky terrain, which began to give way by the time roads reached Widu. There was an outlook, however, made of dense stone that rose above the city of Widu. The top was not easily reachable due to dense vegetation. Rock was exposed on one side as water trickled down from a natural source beneath the ground at the top of the outlook, pooling at the bottom and continuing down into a second underground reservoir. This natural beauty served as a base to the idea and design of the Memorial Gardens of Widu.
With much work and sculpting, a feature of yellow stone was created in contrast to the dark, natural stone behind it. Arches formed a half circle around the pool, supporting a flat platform to observe the pool from above or a shaded cover to view at eye level. The pool was walled in to add definition, while spouts had been carefully laid around the half beneath the pillars. The natural pressure of water source high above pushed through the manmade tunneling to create a proper fountain, including up into a tiered pool that was leveled with the balcony. The water spilled over the edge of the centerpiece with two carved wolves watching on either side.
This fountain area could be accessed easily through the surrounding garden that had been planted. Flowers, bushes, and orange trees gave contrast to the sculpted stone, placing nature amongst something so clearly done with tools and precision. The variety of colours and smells would be pleasant to many eyes and noses.
Amongst the garden, one could find a small maze of high, well trimmed bushes for those who enjoyed a challenge. Towards the back of the garden, where things grew thicker, an iron gate was nestled between dense foliage that led to a private garden hidden from wandering eyes.
On the opposite side of the garden laid an easily found path. That path curved between trees and bushes, winding up the side of the steep rock face to take one up to the top of the outlook. At the top of the outlook, there were three benches and plenty of shade under the coverage of trees that had taken over the top over the decades. The spot provided the perfect view over the landscape, allowing one to admire the city of Widu and its surroundings. At the top of the outlook was a plaque. It read:
Created 1659-1660 under His Royal Majesty, High King Zuan
These gardens are to remind us of the beauty of the world, in memorial to those who fought for and defended the city of Widu in September of 1659.