I saw this umbrella in the garden of the tea house and wondered what it was for. In the photo there is a little plaque on the post but I missed this on the day. There is a rock that is flat enough to sit on, but the umbrella does not quite cover it and I think that the sitter would get wet in any rain. The umbrella isn't even high enough to stand under in any weather. I am sure it has a purpose, but I am baffled to see it. Maybe it is only there for decoration. We do have umbrellas in the gardens in Australia, but they are quite large and usually over seating areas for shade reasons. I have yet to see on purely for decoration
Check out the stone pathway! Is that not inspiration for some kind stitching?