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Alhambra

Alhambra   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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Granada, Andalusia, Spain. The Alhambra is a marvellous ornament on the eastern edge of the city of Granada. A heterogeneous group of buildings rises high on a hill which commands fine ... More
Alton Towers

Alton Towers   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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Staffordshire, England, is an estate of rare eccentricity and extravagance covering an area of 135 hectares/333 acres. From 1810 Charles Talbot, 15th Earl of Staffordshire, built an ... More
Anet, Château d'

Anet, Château d'   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Anet, Eure-et-Loire, France, built between 1547 and 1552 for Diane de Poitiers to the designs of Philibert de L'Orme—one of the finest French Renaissance buildings. De L'Orme also designed ... More
Antony House

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Torpoint, Cornwall, England, was built in the early 18th century for Sir William Carew possibly to the designs of James Gibbs...

Arley Hall

Arley Hall   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Northwich, Cheshire, England, is at the heart of an ancient estate, owned by the Warburton family from the 12th century. The park was landscaped in the 1760s and 1780s by ...

Athelhampton

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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near Dorchester, Dorset, England, has one of the finest Arts and Crafts gardens. The house, on a 6-hectare/15-acre site, was built in the 15th century and changed hands many times. In ... ... More
Babylon, the Hanging Gardens of

Babylon, the Hanging Gardens of   Reference library

Stephanie Dalley

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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one of the Seven Wonders of the World in late classical sources. Until recently no archaeological or Babylonian textual support could be found for their location and features, a lack which ... More
Barnsley House

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England, is a 17th-century village house with a garden made by Rosemary Verey which influenced a generation of gardeners. ...

Berbie, Palais de la

Berbie, Palais de la   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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Albi, Tarn, France, the 13th-century former archiepiscopal palace of Albi which today houses paintings by Albi's most famous artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The palace stands on the ... More
Biddulph Grange

Biddulph Grange   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, is one of the most remarkable and original gardens of its time. In 1840 James Bateman...

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, was built to celebrate the military triumphs of the Duke of Marlborough over Louis XIV. Designed by ...

Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens   Reference library

Penelope Hobhouse

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Florence, Italy. Created and altered over four centuries, the Boboli Gardens in Florence represent layers of garden history. Begun in ...

Bomarzo

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Penelope Hobhouse

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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(Sacro Bosco) near Viterbo, Lazio, Italy, was defined by Gustav René Hocke in Manierismus in der Literatur (1963) as an ‘intellectual and aesthetic Arcadia of terror’. The Sacred Wood at ... More
Bom Jesus do Monte

Bom Jesus do Monte   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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near Braga, Portugal. The church of Bom Jesus do Monte (‘good Jesus of the hill’), of dashing baroque style, rises high on its wooded hill. Below it a cascade of stairs plummets down the ... More
boulingrin

boulingrin   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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a Gallicization, dating from 1664, of the English bowling green, a tribute to the great admiration held by the French for the perfection of fine ...

Bowood

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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Calne, Wiltshire, England, has one of the most beguiling of Capability Brown's landscapes. The estate at Bowood is very ancient; part of it was a royal deer park in the Middle Ages. It was ... More
Bramham Park

Bramham Park   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England, has a garden that is a rare survival—a great formal layout of 250 hectares/617 acres dating from the period ...

Brécy, Château de

Brécy, Château de   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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Saint-Gabriel-Brécy, Calvados, France, dates from the early years of the 17th century and has been attributed to François Mansart. It was built for Jacques Le Bas, a relation of Jean de ... More
Buçaco, Mata Nacional de

Buçaco, Mata Nacional de   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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Luso, Portugal. The great walled forest of Buçaco was the estate of Carmelites from 1630 to 1834. With an area of 110 hectares/271 acres it has a wild character with waymarked paths ... More
Buscot Park

Buscot Park   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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269 words
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Faringdon, Oxfordshire, England, is a late Georgian house built for Edward Loveden Townsend. The site is much older, going back at least to the 16th century. A park was made in the 18th ... More

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