The Garden Guide

Bridgeman, Charles

Born - Died : 1690 - 1738

An English garden designer much influenced by the French style. Charles Bridgeman's biographer, Peter Willis, believes that he played 'a crucial role' in the transition from the geometric layouts of the late 1600s and early 1700s to the freer designs of William Kent and Lancelot Brown. But, except for his work on The Serpentine in Hyde Park. the evidence for this view is thin. From 1728 to 1738 Charles Bridgeman was Royal Gardener and designed the Round Pond in Kensington Gardens.

Gardens designed by Bridgeman, Charles