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In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

Bucharest city parks

Bucharest city parks   Reference library

Gábor Alföldy

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...of the park which still belonged to the royal residence was redesigned by F. von Rebhuhn towards the end of the 19th century and later on by the French Julius Janine with flower-filled terraces, pergolas, and balustrades. During the 1920s, the greatest public park of Bucharest, Herãstrãu (198 hectares/495 acres)—then called Parcul Carol after King Charles—was constructed after the plans of French designer Pinnard for an international exhibition. The enormous park still retains the form of a natural landscape of water and islands planted with willows and...

Balaine, Arboretum de

Balaine, Arboretum de   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...frequently descends to −15 °C/5 °F and has been known to go as low as −20 °C/−2 °F. This part of France, however, is famous for the remarkable oak forest of the Tronçais, planted in the 17th century as a source of timber for the French navy and to this day the source of very expensive timber for barrels for winemaking. No one, however, had ever planted in these parts the great range of exotics which the young Mademoiselle Adanson built up, so she was largely navigating without a map. She drained the land, forming attractive winding streams, and in an...

tools and technology

tools and technology   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...is Alnwick Castle (Northumberland). Thermostatic devices to control ventilation in glasshouses were by the end of the 20th century very cheap and widely used. Far more elaborate, computer-controlled equipment for maintaining the whole environment of a glasshouse was seen at the Eden Project in 2001 . The structure of the ‘biomes’ at the Eden Project depended on the latest technology. The steel hexagons (each one unique) that form the framework of the buildings could not have been designed before the advent of computers. The material used to ‘glaze’...

Jellicoe, Sir Geoffrey

Jellicoe, Sir Geoffrey   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...Sir Geoffrey ( 1900–96 ), English landscape architect, garden designer, and author. Widely cultivated, and with very eclectic tastes, he was the leading figure of his profession in England for much of the 20th century. It is relatively easy to describe the influences which formed his work but hard to define the qualities of the landscapes he designed. He trained as an architect at the Architectural Association school and became particularly interested in Italian Renaissance gardens—the subject of his first book, Italian Gardens of the Renaissance (...

gate

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...designed in cottagey character in 1912 by M. H. Baillie Scott ( 1865–1945 ) for a client in Cambridge has a front garden with a white-painted picket fence and gate precisely in keeping with the style of the house. In the late 20th century, at Portrack House , Charles Jencks commissioned a futuristic wrought-iron gate formed of Soliton waves (pulses of energy). Gates do not need to be elaborate to play a powerful part in a garden's atmosphere. The garden designer Russell Page in his The Education of a Gardener ( 1962 ) describes the garden of a...

New Zealand

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Gordon Sydney Collier

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...fortunei , still persist in derelict gardens as evidence of the Victorian fashions of the early 20th century, but are now highly fashionable once more. Alfred Buxton ( 1872–1950 , Christchurch) was a noted designer and builder of gardens in the early years of the 20th century. Buxton worked mainly for rural clients and specialized in pergolas, rockeries, rustic constructions, and other ornamentation. In one of his gardens, Panikau (Gisborne), created in 1919–20 , the pergola constructed from locally quarried stone remains in perfect condition as does the...

photography and gardens

photography and gardens   Reference library

Andrew Lawson

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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... Country Life at the turn of the 20th century are reproduced in black and white, of a murkiness that is off-putting to the modern eye. The original glass plates and prints, however, were of impeccable quality. Their subject matter was mainly the architectural context of the garden and its structures. Details of flowers and borders did not reproduce well in black and white and were hardly attempted. The names of the individual photographers were not always acknowledged, but among them were Arthur Gill, A. E. Henson, F. Sleigh, F. W. Wesley, and Charles Latham ....

English garden abroad

English garden abroad   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...garden abroad . Versions of the English garden are found in many countries and are often as remote from the original as are many of the countless ‘Japanese’ gardens found outside their native country. It is flattering to many English gardeners that in the 20th century the Japanese became so interested in English gardens, sending horticultural students to England to work in gardens and also making English-style gardens in Japan. Other kinds of English garden abroad also exist, in particular the gardens made by English people living in foreign countries and...

Spain

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...monastery. He replanted ancient olive trees to form an entrance drive and created water gardens of Muslim refinement—a water staircase and an extraordinary water maze edged in palissades of Italian cypresses. At the end of the 20th century there appeared one of the most interesting garden designers of his time, Fernando Caruncho whose strong and wholly original work allies Renaissance discipline with inventive planting on a grand scale. Valuable books on Spanish garden history appeared in the late 20th century. Jardines de España by Marquesa de Casa...

London parks and gardens

London parks and gardens   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...of 1861 , close to Lancaster Gate on the northern edge of the park, and an Italianate pumping house by Robert Banks ( 1813–72 ) and Charles Barry ( 1824–1900 ) overlooks a water parterre with four pools and fountains. In the 20th century there was much replanting of trees throughout the park, and one of the avenues, running south from G. F. Watts's bronze Physical Energy ( 1907 ), was slightly bent in order to make Sir George Gilbert Scott 's ( 1811–78 ) Albert Memorial ( 1863–72 ) into a spectacular eyecatcher. The overall area of Hyde Park and Kensington...

United States of America

United States of America   Reference library

Denise Otis

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...estates across the country. From their work and that of the next generation—among them Olmsted's sons John Charles ( 1852–1920 ) and F. L. Jr. ( 1870–1957 ); Warren Manning ( 1860–1938 ); Samuel Parsons ( 1844–1923 ); and Beatrix Farrand ; all founding members in 1899 of the American Society of Landscape Architects—evolved an approach to the design of large-scale landscapes which would dominate the profession until the mid 20th century. It would also dominate the teaching in the graduate schools of landscape design at universities nationwide that followed...

Netherlands, the

Netherlands, the   Reference library

Jan Woudstra

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...of the Gulf Stream which ensures cool winters and mild summers with an average annual temperature of about 16 ° C/63 °F during the summer and 3 °C/37 °F during the winter near the coast. Inland average temperatures are slightly higher during the summer and slightly lower during the winter by 1 °C/28 °F. The lowest recorded temperature is −27.8 °C/–20 °F and the highest 38.6 °C/101 °F. The average numbers of days above 25 °C/77 °F varies from five on the islands to the north to 25 in the south of the country. Snow occurs regularly during the winter....

British Isles

British Isles   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...is 2 °C/35.6 °F and the average maximum is 6 °F/42.8 °F; in the north-east (Lerwick in the Shetland Islands) the corresponding figures are 1 °C/33.8 °F and 5 °C/41 °F. In the month of August they are as follows: (London) minimum 13 °C/55 °F, maximum 21 °C/70 °F; (Lerwick) minimum 10 °C/50 °F and maximum 14 °C/57 °F. Rainfall, however, varies strikingly, with average annual rainfall in the wettest parts of the west coast of Scotland and Ireland of over 2,500 mm/100 in; but in the dryest parts, Essex in south-eastern England, only 500 mm/20 in. The range of...

landscape architecture

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Brent Elliott

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...architecture . The term ‘landscape architecture’ was used intermittently throughout the 19th century, but it was only in the 20th that it developed the implications of a distinct discipline. J. C. Loudon had used the term in the title of his volume of Humphry Repton 's collected works, The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphry Repton ( 1840 ), probably because a significant portion of Repton's writings dealt with the theme of architectural styles in the landscape. As a professional label, however, English practitioners...

public parks

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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...Cupressus macrocarpa ). In the very early years of the 20th century the Olmsted brothers designed Seattle Parks , a network of parks and parkways linking the city to the shores of Lake Washington. In the Netherlands the first Dutch people's garden, the Vondelpark , was opened in 1865 to the designs of the Zochers . Largely laid out in landscape style it managed to combine something of the ferme ornée (it had a dairy herd from which milk was sold to the public) and popular entertainment in the form of a bandstand. The Amsterdam Bos , designed in 1934 ,...

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