The Garden Guide

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

Ham House flower garden

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627. Ham House, the Duke of Lauderdale's, had famous parterres and orangeries at this time. Sir Henry Capel had a very fine orangery and myrtetum at Kew; and Lady Clarendon, who, Evelyn informs us, was well skilled in flowers, had an ample collection at Swallowfield in Berkshire.