The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

British gardening and design

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1. Gardening in England, as an Art of Design and Taste 545. Of British gardening, as an art of taste, nothing is known for the first thousand years of our era. With the eleventh century commence some notices as to England; with the fifteenth, a few indications as to Scotland; and with the seventeenth century, some hints as to the state of our art in Ireland.