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Highlights from Issue 43 (December 2021) of Historic Gardens Review



Heritage organisations had a presence at COP26. But how – asks Gillian Mawrey – can people who didn’t get to Glasgow know what is going on?


Training Trees and Training Gardeners

In 1871 the Potager du Roi at Versailles was separated from the château and transformed into the National School of Horticulture.

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

Phil Broomfield takes his family to visit four gardens in England’s Peak District as they open after the first lockdown.

Gardens and Books from Around the World

In this issue, Nick Chibnall takes a stroll around the gardens of the Villa Reale di Marlia, near Lucca (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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A Garden Through History

Helen Harrison explores a Welsh garden connected with Celtic hermits and medieval nuns that has been tended by the same family for centuries.

Dead Plants, Lively Future

Natan Bruneel visits the Herbarium of the Meise Botanic Garden in Belgium, which preserves treasures from the past that are highly relevant to scientific research today.

Retreat in the Plantation

Rebecca W. Flemer tells the story of how the aristocratic creator of an American wilderness in a Devon valley was forced into exile and never returned.

Preserving Paradise

Jacek Kusmierski's
involvement in plans for a new garden museum in Poland inspired him to explore some of Europe’s other examples.

Celebrating the ‘Buxton Garden’

As Clare Gleeson discovers, owners of gardens created by one of New Zealand’s top designers of the early 20th century are proud of their history.


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