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Abstract The ferme ornée, or ornamented farm, has traditionally been viewed as a minor episode in eighteenth-century garden history, a novel but somehow unsustainable experiment pursued by a handful of more or less eccentric landowners.1 Formal definitions, while not easy to come by, usually...
Abstract In November 1888, The New York Herald published a list of noteworthy botanic gardens, ranking Russia's St Petersburg garden as the ‘best in Europe’, ahead of such notable Old World landscapes as the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. In sharp contrast to...
Abstract The intentional exploitation of gardens or landscapes to project or v1ew history and ideologies was for many centuries a specific feature of creativity by and for the rich or powerful in Scotland. This paper focuses upon the phenom.enon between the time of James IV (1488–1513) until...
Abstract In 1702, John Erskine, the 6th Earl of Mar (1675–1732), began remodelling his ancient estate at Alloa (figure 1). The plan he executed there is enormously significant for the history of landscape design and industrial development in Scotland. First, it is widely acknowledged as the most...
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