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Highlights from Issue 36 of Historic Gardens Review


Editorial & News

In the Editorial Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of the Landscape Institute, questions the future of Green Belt legislation: can it still protect the countryside from over-development?

"There Will Be No Hurricane"

The Great Storm of 1987 was catastrophic for gardens and woodland in the South East of England, but 30 years on most places have recovered and even been improved.

Optimist & Pessimist

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

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get in touch.


Garden Reviews

The spotlight is on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne this issue. Our reviewers were impressed by this little-known gem near Melbourne, Australia.

Books from Around the World

Most of our in-depth book reviews are now to be found in the four newsletters that subscribers receive each year. However, you can still read our selection of the best recent books in the magazine.

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Curating Memory

As a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens, Raku Place in Pennsylvania is in fine company.

Time for Tea

The history of Sri Lankan tea gardens tells us as much about the colonists’ desire to create a little England as it does about the beverage produced.

Inspired by the Past

Little influenced by Modernism, Percy Cane designed traditional gardens for
patrons as diverse as an emperor, a ballerina and an industrialist.

Have Wheels, Will Travel

Richard Farrar shares his mixed experiences of exploring historic gardens in an electric wheelchair.

Rediscovering a Composer of Landscapes

A new exhibition seeks to revive the legacy of Hubert Robert, the so-called ‘Robert des Ruines’. Gabriel Wick introduces us to the man behind the exhibition that will be held at Château of La Roche-Guyon in the Val d’Oise, west of Paris.


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