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In issue 34 of Historic Gardens Review


Editorial & News

'Elizabeth von Arnim' Victorian cemeteries, a Canadian motor magnate’s mansion and a rose for Elizabeth von Arnim make the news in this issue.

Anniversary: Capability Pig

Paultons Park Linden Groves poses the question: is Capability Brown’s legacy being upheld by that other great British icon, Peppa Pig?
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Optimist & Pessimist

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


Garden Reviews

Bedugul, Bali Helen Langley and Marian Shaw visit Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden in Helsinki and Bedugul Botanic Garden in Bali respectively.

Book Reviews

Rare Treasures A guide to Oxford college gardens, an assessment of the Hanoverian contribution to Kew, and a study of the three Bauer brothers are among the dozen books reviewed in this issue.

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Le Nôtre at Large

Andre Le Notre The great French designer Andre Le Nôtre is associated with a number of foreign gardens – at least according to legend. Jill Sinclair looks at the facts.

Elizabeth in Essex

A courtly Tudor garden has been completely lost, but Elizabeth Goldring argues there is evidence that hints at its magnificence.

Awakening a Sleeping Beauty

Anne Vale explains why the Grove at Mawarra is one of the best surviving gardens by Edna Walling.

Trains v. Trees

Richard Mawrey discovers that protection is patchy for the UK's areas of ancient woodland.

The Tale of a Tail

Acibiades' dog
The lugubrious dog that adorns gardens of stately homes across Europe has a classical pedigree.


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