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date: 14 August 2020

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The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Patrick TaylorPatrick Taylor

Fountains, North Yorkshire, England, was made, from 1716, by John Aislabie. In the fine wooded valley of the river Skell he laid out a great landscape garden which was at first formal and at last dashingly picturesque. The earliest part of the garden is a water parterre in which a canal runs alongside a circular pool (the Moon Pond) and flanking crescent ponds. The surrounding lawn of turf is ornamented with statues and overlooked by the Temple of Piety, a later addition of ... ...

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