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Michael Symes

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Society and culture, Lifestyle, Home, and garden, Art & Architecture
Length:
3,110 words
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2

...chamber next to the sala terrena . Equally remarkable, though in a different way, is the flower garden at Kromĕříž, South Moravia, later called the ‘Libosad’, originally just outside the city walls. Dating from 1665–75 , it comprised a formal rectangular garden 300 m/984 ft x 485 m/1591 ft, inclusive of a large square containing the formal parterre. The remainder was laid to grass with two artificial knolls originally capped with pavilions. Spiral walks circle these knolls, now known as the Strawberry Hills, though with no Horace Walpole connection....

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