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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens  

Abbotsbury, Dorset, England, owe their special atmosphere to a remarkable microclimate. The garden is very close to the sea, which in this part of the coast is very deep and ...
Aberglasney

Aberglasney  

Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, has an ancient and mysterious history. In the 15th century it was probably the home of Rhydderch ap Rhys whose fame was sung by the 15th-century bard ...
Abkhazi Garden

Abkhazi Garden  

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a rare Canadian private garden open to the public. Prince Nicholas (1899–1987) and Princess Peggy Abkhazi (1902–94) lost each other in prison camps during the ...
Acelain Ranch

Acelain Ranch  

Buenos Aires province, Argentina, has an area of 12,000 hectares/29,654 acres of which the designed landscape amounts to 700 hectares/1,730 acres. Today it is a tourist ranch with game hunting ...
Achabal

Achabal  

Anantnag (Islamabad), Kashmir, lies to the south-east of Srinagar, where the Vale of Kashmir dies out against the mountains. The site is that of an ancient spring, Akshavala, which pours ...
Acosta, Carmen de la Fundación Rodríguez

Acosta, Carmen de la Fundación Rodríguez  

Granada, Andalusia, Spain, a rare art deco house and garden created by the artist José Rodríguez Acosta (d. 1941) between 1914 and 1920. The site, on the precipitous slopes of ...
Adelsnäs

Adelsnäs  

Östergötland, Sweden, on an isthmus in Lake Bysjön, mentioned from the 16th century, became the country's only baroni (barony) established in 1783 by King Gustav III. From 1764 it was ...
Adolf Vetter

Adolf Vetter  

(1815–91), Austrian garden inspector in Vienna, a descendant of a German gardening family, director of the gardens of the Count Harrach in Bruck an der Leitha (Austria) from 1855.Due ...
aesthetics of the garden

aesthetics of the garden  

Different cultures, and different people, have radically different views of what constitutes beauty in gardens. Much of the theory of garden beauty is taken up with a discussion of the ...
Agricultural University of Norway

Agricultural University of Norway  

Ås, Akershus, Norway, founded in 1859 and the faculty of horticulture in 1887. The 55-hectare/135-acre campus park was laid out in a Victorian landscape style until 1925–35, when it was ...
Ajuda Botanic Garden

Ajuda Botanic Garden  

Lisbon, Portugal, was founded in 1768 by the Marquês de Pombal. Its terraced layout, parterres, and fine statuary all belong to the 18th century. The position is high and airy ...
Alcázar, Real

Alcázar, Real  

Seville, Andalusia, Spain. The Real Alcázar has its origins in a stronghold built in the 9th century by Abd al-Rahman II but this in turn may possibly have been built ...
Alcsút

Alcsút  

(also known as Alesútdoboz) Habsburg Park, Fejér county, Hungary. Construction began on the residence of the Hungarian line of the Habsburg dynasty in 1819, at the instruction of Palatine Joseph. ...
Aleksandria

Aleksandria  

Byelaya Tserkov, Ukraine, was the romantic setting for Count Branicki's palace, Dedinyets, laid out between the late 18th century and 1850. Near the palace in the eastern part of the ...
Alfabia

Alfabia  

Buñola, Mallorca, Spain, standing in the hills above Palma, was the country house of the Muslim governor of Mallorca. When Mallorca was reconquered by Don Jaime I, Count of Aragon ...
Alhambra

Alhambra  

A fortified Moorish palace, the last stronghold of the Muslim kings of Granada, built between 1248 and 1354 near Granada in Spain. It is an outstanding piece of Moorish architecture with its marble ...
Ali Qapu

Ali Qapu  

Isfahan, Iran. Built by Shah Abbas I as his palace at the beginning of the 17th century, the Ali Qapu or Lofty Gateway in Isfahan overlooks the great maidan (esplanade) ...
Allegri Arvedi, Villa

Allegri Arvedi, Villa  

Cuzzano, Verona, Italy. The 17th-century garden at Allegri Arvedi remains as it was originally conceived in front of the villa built by G. B. Bianchi in 1656 at the foot ...
Allerton Garden

Allerton Garden  

Lawai Valley, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, is one of five National Tropical Botanical Gardens, chartered in 1964 by an act of the United States Congress. Located near the popular resort area ...
allotment

allotment  

1 In the UK, a small plot of land rented by local people (usually from the local authority) on which they can cultivate food and flowers.2 In the USA, the area of land designated for use by a ...

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