350 Years of Iconic English Gar­dens

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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.

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