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Ernest Arthur Rowe: Painting the Old English Garden

I’ve been surprised over the five years I’ve been writing this blog how much people enjoy reading about obscure [to the modern day at least]  artists from the great golden age of gardening and garden painting. Posts on Beatrice Parsons … Continue reading

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The Hanging Gardens of Stoke Edith

The British galleries in the Victoria & Albert Museum hold many treasures but probably none more interesting to lovers and historians of gardens than two large early 18thc wall hangings from Stoke Edith in Herefordshire.  They show elaborate formal garden scenes in … Continue reading

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Treillage

Treillage is just a posh [and French] word for trellis!  Its one of the oldest forms of garden structure and in medieval and Tudor times was often called ‘carpentry work’.  Although the idea of trelliswork sounds simple and rustic,  in … Continue reading

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George Elgood: Enchantment of the highest order

This post is about George Elgood.  Unless you have pored over old arthouse auction catalogues or spent time looking at watercolours on provincial gallery walls he’s someone you’ve probably never heard of. He might look a typically mildly eccentric Victorian gent but … Continue reading

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