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Fishponds And Fountains In English Pleasure Gardens

As the cultivated ground of estates grew in size, it gradually came to be divided into compartments. These subdivisions were usually formed of latticework with square or diamond-shaped apertures, more........ Read More

English Pleasure Gardens

Above all, the pleasure garden was intended for the diversion of the chatelaine. As early as 1250 we learn from a contemporary record that Henry III, to gratify Eleanor of Provence, ordered his bailif........ Read More

The Gardens At Hampton Court

There was no abrupt transition from the style of the Middle Ages to that of the Renaissance in English gardens. Many Gothic features were long retained, of which remnants are still in evidence: the ca........ Read More

English Tudor Gardens

The Tudor garden was a homely enclosure, like the living room in a simple house containing few, but good-sized, apartments. Sometimes one large enclosure answered many purposes. First of all, it conta........ Read More

Gardens And Fountains In The Dark Ages

In the tenth century, the darkest of the Dark Ages, a period of great industrial depression reached its lowest ebb in Europe. Monasticism, for the previous two centuries on the decline, almost ceased ........ Read More

The Basics Of Rose Gardens

There are two main classes of roses: Bush roses and climbing roses. These two classifications are based entirely on tendencies of growth. Bush roses grow from 1 foot to 6 feet in height and require no........ Read More

Holland – The Keukenhof Gardens

Holland is the land of tulips. When it comes to seeing tulips, no place in the world outdoes the Keukenhof Gardens. Keukenhof Gardens The Keukenhof Gardens are located to the southwest of Amsterdam........ Read More

Garden Sculpture & Garden Fountains In Roman Gardens

Garden Sculpture & Fountains added much to the decorative effect of the Roman garden. Carved balustrades, benches, tables, bas-reliefs, and statuary were considered the most important part of many gar........ Read More

Rock Gardens

While "Rock Gardens" is the modern name, another term used in connection with natural rock gardening is "rockeries". The biggest problem is to determine the plants that are likely to succeed under the........ Read More

Botanical Gardens, Ballparks And Happy Hour?

It’s true! Happy hour and a whole lot more is what you get if you live in or visit the Phoenix-Scottsdale section of Arizona. Few cities in the United States boast this many different things to see ........ Read More

Low Water Summer Gardens

If you live in a dessert community or in an area that often experiences seasons of drought or extremely dry times during the year then it is quite likely that you would be best served by considering........ Read More

Water Gardens: Today, Yesterday And Tomorrow

You might have only dreamt you could have a water garden, perhaps with a luminous fountain. Now you can easily have one purchasing some or all of the materials. It takes planning and effort, but the ........ Read More

Summer Gardens For Butterflies

There are many different reasons that different people decide to plant summer gardens. One common reason that is becoming more popular these days as people to seek to entertain their children throug........ Read More

Use Of Fountains And Statuary In English Monastic Gardens

Few exact records of English monastic gardens have been preserved. A twelfth-century plan of Canterbury, showing the cloisters containing a herbarium, garden fountain, and a conduit; with a garden pon........ Read More

A Guide To Japanese Gardens

Ready for something different in your garden? Take a look at Japanese bridges. These beautiful ornamental bridges bring the Far East right into your back yard or garden. Japanese bridges add eleganc........ Read More


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