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date: 03 July 2020

Adam, William 

The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Patrick TaylorPatrick Taylor

(1689–1748), Scottish architect and garden designer born in Kirkcaldy.His sons John and Robert Adam also became architects and extended the family business, resoundingly, into England. Adam laid out grand patterns of avenues and intricate wildernesses with occasional informal ingredients—he wrote that ‘the risings and fallings of ground are to be humoured and generally make the greatest beautys in Gardens’. It seems likely that he designed, from ... ...

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