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Issue 35 of Historic Gardens Review was published in February 2017.


Editorial & News

Gillian Mawrey, founder and editor of Historic Gardens Review, sets out the changes that are coming to the magazine and the newsletter.

She makes a plea for readers to recruit new subscribers so the magazine can remain viable for years to come.

Legislating for Landscapes

Phil Back demonstrates how a piece of 1960s legislation designed to fund and protect the Scottish countryside has helped historic gardens.

Optimist & Pessimist

In this section we bring you some good and bad news from around the world.

If you have news of developments to share, please do
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Garden Reviews

Gillian Mawrey reviews a trio of French gardens in this issue, and questions whether two of them will still exist in ten years’ time.

Book Reviews

Three wide-ranging studies of landscape architecture, an investigation into a botanical fraud, and a garden colouring book are among the titles reviewed here.

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Ubiquity Brown?

At the end of the celebrations for ‘Capability’ Brown’s tercentenary, John Dixon Hunt questions whether there is still more to be said about the great designer.

Science and the Picturesque

Dr Jenner was a gardener as well as a scientist. As Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall discovers, Jenner's Picturesque garden at The Chantry is almost intact. The house and garden in the small Gloucestershire town of Berkeley are now a museum celebrating Jenner's medical advances.

Getting Away from Grandeur

Danielle Westerhof shares her account of the careful restoration work that has been carried out at Kedleston in the English Midlands to bring a long-abandoned Hermitage back to life.

Ornament and Utility

Stuart Read introduces a rare survivor from Australia’s colonial past: the nursery at Camden Park, south-west of Sydney, which continues to cultivate early species and hybrids that might otherwise be lost.

A Garden of the True North

Links with the British Crown over 150 years have shaped Rideau Hall, which is widely acknowledged to be one of the finest country estates in Canada. Its history is told here by Mark Burleton.



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