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date: 02 July 2020

belvedere. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Author(s):
Patrick TaylorPatrick Taylor

The Italian word means simply a place from which there is a beautiful view. In English it seems at first to have had an architectural use—part of a house from which there is a view. In the context of gardens it has come to mean an ornamental building which commands an especially fine view and which is usually, in itself, an eyecatcher. ... ...

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