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Acelain Ranch

Acelain Ranch  

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 ...
Alcázar, Real

Alcázar, Real  

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 ...
Andalusia

Andalusia  

Southernmost province of modern Spain whose name derives from the Arabic term for the Iberian Peninsula, much of which was under Arab-Islamic rule between 711 and 1492. This rule extended ...
cascade

cascade  

1 A sequence of small waterfalls.2 A configuration in which the output of one component is the input of another. Thus, the catchment hydrological cascade is: bedrock, cascade, step-pool, plane-bed, ...
El Generalife

El Generalife  

Granada, Andalusia, Spain. The Generalife was built at the beginning of the 14th century on the slopes below the Alhambra and at some distance from it. The word is supposedly ...
garden visiting

garden visiting  

Garden visiting is such a prominent aspect of mass tourism in the 21st century, chiefly in Europe and the USA, that it is easy to suppose that it is a ...
Granada

Granada  

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A city in Andalusia in southern Spain. Founded in the 8th century, it became the capital of the Moorish kingdom of Granada in 1238, and was the last Moorish stronghold to fall in the reconquest of ...
Islamic art

Islamic art  

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(Arabic islām, ‘surrender (to God)’)Art produced in the service of Islam, the monotheistic religion revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (d. 632) in early 7th-century Arabia, which quickly spread ...
Longue Vue

Longue Vue  

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Edgar and Edith Stern's adaptation of a Greek Revival plantation house, built in 1939–42, was axially positioned to take advantage of existing garden rooms laid out ...
Madinat al-Zahra

Madinat al-Zahra  

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Near Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain, is an archaeological site with only a few buildings, reconstructed from archaeological fragments, rising from the ground but, nonetheless, a place of remarkable ...
Martires, Carmen de los

Martires, Carmen de los  

Granada, Andalusia, Spain. The site, on the southern slopes of the Alhambra hill where a Carmelite convent was built in 1573, is very handsome. In the mid 19th century a ...
medieval gardens

medieval gardens  

Gardens made in Europe between the collapse of the Roman Empire and 1500 (to take a slightly arbitrary date) are generally poorly documented. The beautiful illustrations which make modern books ...
mirador

mirador  

From the Spanish mirar, meaning to look at, the word originally meant a balcony or bay window but has assumed the meaning, especially in the garden context, of a building ...
Moors

Moors  

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Berbers from Northwest Africa who conquered the Iberian peninsula (711). The word Moor is a Middle French/Middle English term derived from the Latin Maurus, an inhabitant of Mauritania (fourteenth ...
patio

patio  

Originally an inner courtyard, open to the sky, found in Spanish or Spanish-American architecture, the term has been debased by estate agents' employment of it to denote any small paved area attached ...
Pedregal de San Angel

Pedregal de San Angel  

Mexico City, Mexico. A private luxury housing development in the southern part of the city designed and directed by Luis Barragán, one of the greatest landscape architects in Mexico. It ...
rill

rill  

A narrow stream of flowing (or, occasionally, still) water. In Islamic gardens, such as those still seen in southern Spain, the rill was a common feature. An outstanding example is ...
water in the garden

water in the garden  

‘Water is of as much use in a landscape, as Blood is in a body,’ wrote William Gilpin in A Dialogue upon the Gardens at Stowe (1748). There is no ...
World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site  

An IUCN Management Category (X) for protected areas, a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated for the international World ...

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