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Highlights from Issue 42 (April 2021) of Historic Gardens Review



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These Old Shades

Gillian Mawrey explores how a book published in 1821 marked a turning point in the way we name and see colours.

Optimist & Pessimist

Each issue we bring you good and bad news from around the world. If you have news of international developments to share, do get in touch.


Flying Visits

Nathalie Deguen takes a group of enthusiasts to admire three ‘green theatres’ near Paris.

Gardens and Books from Around the World

In this issue, Nathan Bruneel reviews the gardens of the Château de Cormatin in Burgundy (left). Most book reviews are now in the newsletters, but you can still read about the best recent publications in the magazine.
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Gateways to Enlightenment

For Jill Matthews, Korean Buddhist temple gardens encapsulate ancient elements of spiritual belief.

Devon Down Under

Clare Gleeson explores why Edna Walling's designs for an English-style village near Melbourne continue to inspire gardeners.

Deeply Unfashionable

Artwork for the jackets of a treasure trove of inexpensive gardening books offers a colourful, quirky and striking graphic archive of the mid-20th century. Sarah Rutherford presents some of her collection.

Restorative Powers

Against the bleak backdrop of the 2020 pandemic, restoration work began on the unique gardens of the Palazzo Moroni in Bergamo. By Nick Chibnall.

The Way to Paradise

As Richard Mawrey discovers, landscapes designed for the deceased can hold a host of interest for the living.


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