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The Crystal Palace of Paris

Last week’s post looked at the background to the 1867 Paris Universal Exhibition, and in particular at its parkland setting.  It was the first world fair to give horticulture a major role with one section of the park covering about … Continue reading

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The Chinese Garden in Montreal

It was just about the last thing I expected on a short visit to  Montreal last October: a Chinese Garden.    In Europe we’ve been used to Chinoiserie  for over 300 years but while some examples are genuine imitations [if … Continue reading

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“An easy first in his profession”

If you’re someone who reads this blog regularly then you can probably name many of Britain’s great garden designers, but who is/was the most prolific?  Was it Capability Brown with more than 200 major projects? Gertrude Jekyll who is now … Continue reading

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