350 Years of Iconic English Gardens
Britain's love affair with gardens goes back over centuries. The development of European garden design and many common plants may be traced back to Persia, the Mughal Rulers and Asia Minor. Between the 8th and 18th centuries the Muslims took their 'char bagh' four-part garden designs to the south of the
Mediterranean, along the coast of North Africa to influence the Moorish gardens of Spain. Around the north of the Mediterranean, the Greeks developed design concepts which then moved on into Europe. The Romans, the Renaissance architects and then the French had their day before leadership passed to Britain. Centuries have left their mark on British gardens.