Tag Archives: 17thc

Hard Graft and Devastation

We tend of think of garden history being just about the history of gardens but not really much about the history of gardening itself ie how things are done rather than what is actually done.  I was reminded of that … Continue reading

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The Tradescants and their Tomb

Just before the virus struck I was at the Garden Museum in Lambeth helping out on a course. We were in the new Clore Learning Centre which overlooks the  courtyard garden designed by Dan Pearson, [featured in March edition of … Continue reading

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The Tradescants

I’d just finished writing a post about something I’d seen at the Garden Museum when I  realised there might be some readers who wouldn’t know anything about the subject and would need a bit of background. So I started writing … Continue reading

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Solomon de Caus in England

Roy Strong in The Renaissance Garden asserts, quite rightly, that early writers on garden history seem to have overlooked the huge part played in garden design in the late 15th to early 17thc by engineers.  The Renaissance humanist mind saw no … Continue reading

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Arundel Castle and the Collector Earl’s Garden

I’ve been meaning to write about the gardens of Arundel Castle since I visited last summer with friends from  the Birkbeck Garden History Group and discovered the new[ish] Collector Earl’s Garden with [amongst other things]   Oberon’s Palace, a floating … Continue reading

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