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The Forgotten Grounds was a closed-off area by the Quidditch pitch. It could only be accessed via an old, rusty gate that was kept locked; as a result, this area became abandoned and, gradually, virtually forgotten. It was enclosed by stone walls, although the far end had very thick trees that one could not cross. There were three areas there: a Puffapod patch; an area with an infestation of Horklumps, and an area with a fully grown Venomous Tentacula.
In 1991, Fred and George Weasley stole a sloth brain from Severus Snape's private stores, and hid it here, where no one could find it, to the chagrin of the Potions master. Harry Potter found a map scribbled by Fred and George indicating its location, and retrieved it to Snape.
Behind the scenes
- In the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, this area of the grounds is replaced by a secret passageway that leads to a cliff looking out to the Black Lake instead.
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - PS1 version