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English Baroque gardens were more pragmatic than their continental European counterparts. Many Renaissance continued to be made but money was lavished on new features : 

• avenues  (often undulating & curvy)

• parterres and peacocks

• fountains  and cascades

• canals and pools

• hedges, bosquets and wilderness

• stonework, (seats, sundials , bastions etc)


Bramham Park 

Hampton Court Palace 

Badminton Park 

Bushy Park 

Castle Howard 

Cirencester Park 



Kensington Gardens 


Newby Hall 

St Paul's Walden Bury 


Kinross House 

Seaton Delaval 

Clumber Park 

Castle Ashby 

Bowes Museum

Glamis Castle 

Elvaston Castle 

Windsor Great Park 

Wrest Park 


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