The Garden Guide

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Early renaissance gardens in the British Isles were additions to medieval castles. Later renaissance gardens were geometriclly integrated with the planning of country houses.. The popular features were:

• compartments,

• knots

• statues

• pools

• bowling greens

• grass plats

• statues

• orchards

• arbours


Richmond Palace

Kirby Hall

Audley End


Warwick Castle

Charlecote Park 

Blicking Hall


Doddington Hall

Dyrham Park

Edzell Castle

Haddon Hall

Ham House

Hutton in the Forest

Kenilworth Castle


Levens Hall

Melbourne Hall

Packwood House

Penshurst Place 

Powis Castle

Squerryes Court

Wotton House

Linlithgow Palace

Melford Hall


Renaissance garden design