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English garden

An informal garden whose plantings, walks, and pools do not form any recognizable plan and are deliberately lacking in symmetry. As a supposed imitation of natural scenery, paths tend to be sinuous rather than straight, and trees and bushes are casually arranged; the antithesis of a formal garden.
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Its naturalness is often considered as a source of the naturalistic English landscape garden.
Following and supplementing the scholarship of Hugh Jenkins, Tigner shows that Milton's Eden, especially the "aerial shot" of it that Raphael witnesses in Book 5 (227), "inspired" a generation of tastemakers responsible for "the English Landscape garden style," the most prominent American example of which is Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (233, 234).
Zardini's plea for a revaluation of the notion of the picturesque as a tool for interpreting today's landscape is striking since the concept was closely related to the eighteenth-century English landscape garden.
Tim Richardson's The Arcadian Friends traces the origins and evolution of the English landscape garden.
Together these factors set the scene for the next great change in garden fashions - the English Landscape Garden of the 18th century.
The gardens used to be formal and then in the 18th and 19th Century there was a move towards the more English landscape garden.
The Genius of the Place: The English Landscape Garden 1620-1820.
The villa and part of the surrounding park modeled after an English landscape garden, are listed buildings.
In Sweden, the name of Fredrik Magnus Piper is synonymous with the English landscape garden.
The associative English landscape garden of the early eighteenth century was at the cutting edge of international avant-garde art, but thereafter the idea of the garden itself as a medium for complex expression declined as the cult of horticulture ascended, until we have reached the point today when gardens are popularly viewed either as an outdoor version of DIY or as a cosy retirement hobby.
The well- illustrated volume includes a foreword by a leading landscape preservationist, landscape plans, and tips on visiting Hudson Valley and English landscape gardens.

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