Aalto, Alvar Reference library
Preben Jakobsen and Maunu Häyrynen
(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 landscape design. His wife Aino Marsio-Aalto (...
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Reference library
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 ...
Aberglasney Reference library
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 Lewis Glyn Cothi: ‘He has a proud hall, a fortress made bright by whitewash, and encompassing it all around nine green gardens. Orchard trees and crooked vines, young oaks reaching up to the skies.’ In ...
Acelain Ranch Reference library
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 and extensive plantations of pines, eucalyptus, and oaks (among them the North American ...
Achabal Reference library
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 out with great force at the foot of the hills. The quality of the water was remarked upon in contemporary records, and no other Mughal garden retains a water feature of such power and volume. The great waterfall at the top of the garden, once lit from behind by lamps, broadens out below in a succession of pools filled with fountains. An island pavilion, reached by causeways, is set in the first pool; beyond, the water passes under the main pavilion, continues down two side ...
Adam, Robert Reference library
(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 designing notable houses in Scotland and a few in Ireland. He designed many garden buildings and also had a hand in landscape design. At Kedleston Hall (Derbyshire), as he wrote to his brother John in ...
Adam, William Reference library
(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 ...