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A Garden full of Canals

Chippenham Park, Cambridgeshire, has a distinctly naval theme governing the layout of its gardens and it certainly contains boat loads of water, nearly all laid out in the form of long straight canals. The reason for this focus is that … Continue reading

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Hatfield House – The romance of knots, fountains and horseshoe elephants!

A number of years ago we visited the romantic gardens of Hatfield House, Hertfordshire and I retain an impression of wonderful Elizabethan glories from that trip. So a couple of weeks ago when we were lucky enough to be able … Continue reading

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Ephemeral Land Art

I love the idea of works of art that are built in the landscape from natural materials and that evolve or fade with time. I’ve been a fan of well-known artists like Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and Ivan Hicks for … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wood

Last year the National Trust at Wimpole Hall commisioned an artist to develop a number of sculptures for the Pleasure Grounds under the title: ‘Reflections’. Theo Gayer-Anderson (sculptor and stone conservator) was successful. He worked with the gardeners/foresters over a … Continue reading

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