A Short History of the English Garden
Part one of two. The evolution of tending and organising plant life in outdoor spaces, first introduced to England by the Romans. Later, European influence during the age of the Tudors and Stuarts, saw an emphasis on geometric patterns and formal features. In the late 17th and 18th centuries, the English picturesque movement took off, inspired by an appreciation of the native landscape and the icons of the ancient world. The work of its chief exponents, including William Kent and Capability Brown, is still in evidence in the gardens of England's great stately homes today.
Running Time: 65 minutes (approx)
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