Completed in 1984, Renaissance Court is magnificent in its design and beauty. Modeled along the classic lines of the Italian Renaissance of the late 16th century, the garden features all of the trademarks of that period. Its wide vista, symmetrically laid out in grassy terraces, is outlined with ornate balustrades. Four statues, one for each of the seasons, stand in the corners of the upper level. Across from the terraces is a reflective pool and fountain. Behind the water is a grand coronation court that is traditionally the site of the annual crowning of the International Azalea Queen each April.