English garden

(redirected from English landscape park)

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Olwig has explored this common ground with reference to Yosemite National Park and Stourhead in Wiltshire, the latter being one of the finest examples of an eighteenth-century English landscape park, now in the custody of the National Trust.
Piper's 1811-12 manuscript on the design of English landscape parks is a major event for garden historians.

Full browser ?