CDR-1336: SR Set: History of Garden Style and Design

The long history of western garden style and design is illustrated with images from Ancient Egypt to the twentieth century. Here are painted gardens from Egyptian tombs and reconstructed peristyle gardens from Roman Pompeii. Medieval herb and vegetable gardens of monastic cloisters came to symbolize the spiritual life as an enclosed garden, or Hortus Conclusus, an allegory for Eden or paradise. Classical ideals of order and beauty emerged in Italy as terraced Renaissance gardens of shaded paths, cascading fountains, and clipped parterres. In France, grand formal gardens of symmetrical parterres, basins and vistas, as seen at Versailles, were to be followed in England by a relaxed landscape of hills dotted with trees, lakes, and allegorical temples. In the twentieth century these preceding styles were to be combined with cottage gardens, garden rooms and exuberant planting in gardens like the one at Sissinghurst Castle Garden. (Nov 2014)



Ard-33927
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Title: Great Conservatory, Syon Park
Creator(s): Charles Fowler
Description: West garden, view into the garden near the conservatory
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-33930
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Title: Great Conservatory, Syon Park
Creator(s): Charles Fowler
Description: View into the west garden, showing the promenade near the lake
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-33931
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Title: Great Conservatory, Syon Park
Creator(s): Charles Fowler
Description: View into the west garden, looking north from the promenade over the lake
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-33932
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Title: Great Conservatory, Syon Park
Creator(s): Charles Fowler
Description: West garden, view from the promenade looking east towards the conservatory
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
AUk-2130
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Title: Great Dixter Hall House
Description: long border
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-2129
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Title: Great Dixter Hall House
Description: terraced steps to long border
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-2132
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Title: Great Dixter Hall House
Description: high garden
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-2133
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Title: Great Dixter Hall House
Description: high garden; topiary
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-0260
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Title: Sissinghurst Castle and Garden
Description: the tower
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-0263
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Title: Sissinghurst Castle and Garden
Description: rondel garden
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-0264
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Title: Sissinghurst Castle and Garden
Description: rondel garden; detail
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-0265
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Title: Sissinghurst Castle and Garden
Description: rondel garden; north wall
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-0268
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Title: Sissinghurst Castle and Garden
Description: moat walk and moat wall
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-0270
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Title: Sissinghurst Castle and Garden
Description: moat walk; statue of Dionysus
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AUk-0273
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Title: Sissinghurst Castle and Garden
Description: herb garden
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Dau-0326
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Title: Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales
Creator(s): Foster and Partners
Description: Great Glasshouse on a rise, from the South.
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Dau-0329
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Title: Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales
Creator(s): Foster and Partners
Description: Interior: gallery to the North with special exhibits and facilities.
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Dau-0332
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Title: Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales
Creator(s): Foster and Partners
Description: Interior: plantings
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Dau-0333
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Title: Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales
Creator(s): Foster and Partners
Description: Interior: water garden and waterfall
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
SFr-0835
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Title: Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Description: sculpture: three tree-like forms
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates