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Highlights from Issue 40 of Historic Gardens Review



Richard Mawrey questions when European cultural institutions will fall into line with the general public and recognise that historic parks and gardens are a serious part of our heritage and culture.


Louis-Antoine de Bougainville

Bougainville's voyages around South America and the Pacific in search of spices had the unexpected consequence of beginning commercial rose growing in France.

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

Natan Bruneel explores several National Trust gardens in the South West of England.

Gardens and Books from Around the World

In this issue, the garden reviewed  is that of Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (left).

Book reviews
are now featured in the newsletters that subscribers receive each year. However, you can still read about the best recent publications from around the world in the magazine.

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Daisy's Garden

Matt Mykytyszyn shows that the gardens at Ksiaz Castle in Poland deserve to be better known, not least because of their rich history and spectacular setting.

A Floral Dream from a Troubled Era

Jens Haentzschel introduces Erfurt’s egapark: a rare horticultural survivor from the former German Democratic Republic and an important and popular “garden monument”.

Conserving Camellias

In these times of drought and bush-fires, Camellia Ark Australia is working to preserve collections of camellias that often have a historic background. Stephen Utick discusses the scheme's background and future plans.

“To Cheer the Hearts and Delight the Eyes of All”

Project leader Linden Groves explains how Humphry Repton’s landscapes are being used to inspire a multicultural historic garden adventure.

Flower Power

Flowers and trees can be a vital part of a nation’s cultural heritage and folk memory, but they can also be employed for their political potency as Richard Mawrey explains.


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