The garden is quite magical. The largesse of fruit brings to mind childhood images of the Garden of Eden and on the day we visited the wall protected us from the slight wind; the south facing aspect of the garden trapped what warmth there was and we were very conscious of the evidence of prolific fruit. The laden branches were often propped up so the branches did not get broken by the weight of their bounty.
For children this is an area of science, of creativity and magic. The willow (?) entrance to a small enclosed area is where some story telling takes place. Imagine reading ‘The Secret Garden’ or even Alice in Wonderland in such an idyllic setting.
Just look at the size of some of those apples and the number of pears. I understand that the windfalls are offered freely to visitors (and not by the serpent who tempted Eve)