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The eighteenth century saw a great revolution in taste, with designers looking back, through the eyes of renaissance artists, to the classical landscapes of Greece and Rome. This led to the design of parks and gardens with:

• serpentine water features and paths

• temples and follies

• clumps

• flower gardens

• background scenery

Chiswick House Garden 


The Serpentine in Hyde Park 

Castle Howard

Blenheim Palace 


Corsham Court 

Duncombe Park and Terrace and Rievaulx Terrace 

Holkham Hall 

Kedleston Hall 

Alnwick Castle 

Osterley Park 

Petworth Park 

Prior Park Landscape Garden  


Stowe Landscape Garden 

Studley Royal 

Tatton Park 

Wilton House Garden 

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