Framed on three sides by the Villa and on the fourth by a dramatic wall fountain, this "sunken" courtyard is a favored location for wedding receptions and summer luncheons. Surrounding plantings of lush Palm Grass (Setaria palmifolia), Pygmy Date Palms (Phoenix roebelenii), Wisteria, and Australian Tree Ferns (Cyathea australis) provide a calming complement to the soothing sounds of both the wall fountain and the central marble fountain in the brick courtyard patio.