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The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Patrick TaylorPatrick Taylor

A garden building, the word deriving from jokey Anglo-Latin for ‘I shall look about’. Originally, in the 18th century, it was a turret, lantern, or some other vantage point in a building but it has come to mean an ornamental building of slightly uncertain character, without the gravitas of a temple nor with the frivolity of something more whimsical. It carries undertones of cheerful if insubstantial and ephemeral prettiness, made of trellis, clapboarding, or rustic work.... ...

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