The Garden Guide

Knot Garden

A Knot Garden is a small rectangular plot with an intricate design. The were called 'knot' gardens because the patterns were based on the type of knot pattern seen in carpets.<a href="/history_theory/garden_books/ml_gothein_history_garden_art_design/henry_viii_hampton_court_nonsuch#knotts">Example 1: Henry VIII and English Gardens: Hampton Court and Nonsuch</a>, <a href="/history_theory/garden_books/ml_gothein_history_garden_art_design/elizabeth_i_nonsuch_theobalds#knotted">Example 2: Elizabeth I of England and gardens at Nonsuch and Theobalds</a>, <a href="/history_theory/garden_books/ml_gothein_history_garden_art_design/francis_bacon_gardens#knotted">Example 3: Francis Bacon on gardens</a>