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Fontainebleau

France is famous for its  grand gardens such as Versailles, Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau  which  are the living proof of the superiority of man over nature and -only half in jest – of France and the French over everybody … Continue reading

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West Wycombe : the perfect Georgian park?

After last week’s post about Sir Francis Dashwood, outlining the background history of West Wycombe and its wider landscape today I’m turning my attention to the pleasure grounds and parkland of the estate.  Like the house itself these were designed … Continue reading

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Welcome to England

Let’s start February with a question.  Do gardens have to fit into a particular pattern to be “acceptable” or merit  inclusion on the “must-visit” list?  There are quite a few people who think they shouldn’t have to and that we’re … Continue reading

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The Gibberd Garden

Wednesday was escape day in north London – the first visit to a garden for many long months. Thank goodness it was sunny, although I think even if it had been pouring with rain the planned escape would still have … Continue reading

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Anglesey Abbey

Just under a century ago two wealthy Anglo-American brothers, fanatical about horse racing bought a stud farm near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. They also  wanted to enjoy the life of the huntin’ shootin’ and fishin’ set in the English … Continue reading

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