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Aalto, Alvar

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Preben Jakobsen and Maunu Häyrynen

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(1898–1976), Finnish architect, designer, and artist. In addition to being one of the greatest architects of the modern movement, Aalto made notable contributions to garden and ... More
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

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Patrick Taylor

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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 ... More
Abelin, Rudolf

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Kjell Lundquist

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(1864–1961), one of Sweden's most prominent ambassadors for the garden's classic values and expressions, being at the same time both modern and progressive....

Abercrombie, John

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Patrick Taylor

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(1726–1806), Scottish gardener and author born at Prestonpans, East Lothian, who worked at Kew gardens (see Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew...

Aberglasney

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Patrick Taylor

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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 ... More
Abkhazi Garden

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Marjorie Harris

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a rare Canadian private garden open to the public. Prince Nicholas (1899–1987) and Princess Peggy Abkhazi (...

Acelain Ranch

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Sonia Berjman

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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 ... More
Achabal

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Sheila Haywood

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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 ... More
Acosta, Carmen de la Fundación Rodríguez

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Granada, Andalusia, Spain, a rare art deco house and garden created by the artist José Rodríguez Acosta (d. 1941...

Adam, Robert

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Patrick Taylor

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(1728–92), Scottish architect, son of William Adam. One of the most prolific, successful, and distinguished architects of his day, chiefly practising in England but also ... More
Adam, William

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Patrick Taylor

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(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 ... More
Adelsnäs

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Kjell Lundquist

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Östergötland, Sweden, on an isthmus in Lake Bysjön, mentioned from the 16th century, became the country's only baroni (barony) established in ...

aesthetics of the garden

aesthetics of the garden   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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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 ... More
Aislabie, John

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Patrick Taylor

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(1670–1742), English politician, landowner, and landscaper born near York who inherited the Studley Royal estate near Ripon, North Yorkshire....

Aislabie, William

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Patrick Taylor

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(1700–81), English landowner and landscaper, son of John Aislabie.

He added to the Studley Royal landscape between 1730...

Aiton, William (1731–93) and William Townsend(1766–1849)

Aiton, William (1731–93) and William Townsend(1766–1849)   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

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Father and son gardeners, botanists, and plantsmen.

The elder Aiton was born at Hamilton in Scotland and, from 1754, worked at ...

Ajuda Botanic Garden

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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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, with fine ... More
Akbar

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Sheila Haywood

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(1542–1605), 3rd Mughal Emperor (1556–1605), became the greatest of the Mughals, extending his empire to cover more than half of India....

Alberti, Leon Battista

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Gordon Campbell

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(1404–1472), Italian humanist polymath.

His importance for garden design arises not so much from his architecture as from his seminal architectural treatise ...

Alcázar, Real

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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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 on the foundations of ... More

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