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Repton through the window…

Repton is well-known as our first landscape gardener but he was much more than that. It’s often overlooked that he was an architect too, [although with less obvious success and renown] and much of his writing is concerned with the … Continue reading

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A Halfpenny-worth of Chinese

It was hard not to smile when, whilst researching for a lecture on Chinoiserie in the garden, I flicked through the pattern books published by William Halfpenny,  a virtually unknown 18thc architect.   Very little of his work appears to have survived, although what … Continue reading

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Melbourne Hall

I’ve just found a new favourite garden.  Every so often, like most of us I suspect, I  visit a garden and go…wow I could live here but maybe I’d just alter this, move that, add a few of this or thats and so … Continue reading

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