Vedius Pollio, in the time of Augustus, was said to have thrown his slaves, condemned sometimes for trivial mistakes or even accidents, to the lampreys in his fishpond.
Further sensory features such as windchimes were added and an existing raised fishpond and waterfall were incorporated into the patio area.
The rear garden has a fishpond and a range of shrubs.
There was even a small ornamental fishpond complete with ' some fine trout ' .
To the west of the theater is a large fishpond, possibly constructed as a backdrop to the stage.