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date: 08 July 2020

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens 

The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Patrick TaylorPatrick Taylor

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 has a pronounced warming effect on the atmosphere. The garden, of 8 hectares/20 acres, was made by the Fox-Strangways family (earls of Ilchester), who built a house here in the late 18th century. They later returned to their main residence of Melbury House when the new house was burnt down in ... ...

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