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Highlights from Issue 38 of Historic Gardens Review


Editorial & News

Joint founder of the Historic Gardens Foundation, Richard Mawrey, explains the need for an increase in subscription rates.

Essentially, it now costs £6.18 more to post out two issues a year to Europe and £6.96 more to the rest of the world than it did when the magazine was founded.


James Cook: The Voyages

250 years ago, Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific brought incredible botanical riches to Europe and the West.

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

A cycling tour through Iran convinced Sarah Thomas that the country is a horticultural jewel waiting to be rediscovered.

Gardens and Books from Around the World

In-depth book reviews are now to be found in the four newsletters that subscribers receive each year. However, you can still read about the best recent publications from around the world in the magazine.

In this issue, the garden reviewed is La Orotava in Tenerife (left).
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Nostalgia, Empathy and Hope

A garden designed by Édouard André was the unexpected discovery by Lala Wilbraham during research into her family’s turbulent history in Lithuania.

Surviving the Storm

Perched on the coast of Liguria, a trio of 17th-century parks have reached a critical point in their history. Adriana Ghersi and Pio De Rose tell their story.

Uniting Home and Garden

Peter H. Goodchild explores how the reputation of England’s first landscape gardener – Humphry Repton – has continued to grow in the 200 years since his death.

An Unsung Arcadia

Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire was a royal refuge with republican links. Gillian Mawrey argues that the estate – now a National Trust property – deserves to be better known.


The Gods of the Garden

However much a secular modern age may understand the sciences of horticulture and meteorology, the miracles of growth and the vagaries of the weather tend naturally to the contemplation of some higher power.


We welcome suggestions for articles for publication in the magazine. If you have a subject you think would interest our readers, please send a short (150 word) outline to the editor.

We are also keen to receive your letters and news – good and bad – about historic sites worldwide.

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