She led him past a pool with a fountain under a wide spreading tree, and then she struck off to the left towards a huge many trunked pine.
There was a massive stone wall with a doorway in it, and in the further part of the garden the tree's were younger and the planting less formal.
Lyra led him almost to the end of the garden, to a wooden seat under a low- branched tree.
"Yes," he said, "as long as I live I'll come back. Wherever I am in the world, I'll come back here-"
"On Midsummer's Day," she said, "at midday. As long as I live. As long as I live..."
The Botanic Gardens in Oxford are the oldest Botanic Gardens in the country, and can be found on Rose Lane. It costs £4,50 to visit the Gardens.