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Alton Towers

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Literature.

Staffordshire, England, is an estate of rare eccentricity and extravagance covering an area of 135 hectares/333 acres. From 1810 Charles Talbot, 15th Earl of Staffordshire, built an...

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François Bernier

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(1625–88), French author, physician, and traveller whose vivid descriptions of what he saw in India and Kashmir in the 17th century contain precious early accounts of gardens.

They...

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Jane Loudon

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(1807–58)

Born in Birmingham; she became a leading writer on horticulture after marrying John Loudon. Before her marriage, she published the pre-*science fiction The Mummy! (1827),...

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John Bartram

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(1699–1777),

first native American botanist, established the Philadelphia gardens described, along with a sketch of their creator, in Crevecceur's Letters from an American Farmer.

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National Trust

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The leading conservation organization of houses, gardens, and the landscape for England and Wales was founded in 1895 at a time when conservation was much in the air. Also founded ...

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Prince de Ligne Charles-Joseph

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(1735–1814), Belgian landowner, courtier, writer, and garden theorist whose family had lived at Belœil since the Middle Ages.

His father, Prince Claude-Lamoral II de Ligne, made...

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Prior Park

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Bath, Somerset, England, is a great Palladian mansion built between 1735 and 1748 to the designs of John Wood the elder (c.1705–1754) for Ralph Allen, the entrepreneur and quarry owner ...

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Renishaw

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Derbyshire

Village on the A6135, 2 m. N of Staveley. The 16th‐c. Renishaw Hall, home of Edith and Osbert Sitwell, features in Left Hand, Right Hand!, one of...

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Rheinsberg

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Brandenburg, Potsdam, Germany. In 1734 the future Friedrich II of Prussia took over the territory of Rheinsberg and from 1734 to 1739 had the Schloss rebuilt by Kemmeter and Knobelsdorff ...

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Rousham House

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Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England, has one of the most remarkable and delightful gardens in England. It was made for General James Dormer, who had fought at the Battle of Blenheim ...

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