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Highlights from Issue 37 of Historic Gardens Review


Editorial & News

Wesley T. Ward, the former Conservation Director, Trustees of Reservations, Massachusetts, argues that new plans by President Trump could eviscerate Theodore Roosevelt’s ground-breaking Antiquities Act of 1906.


Remembering A Great Soul

Jill Sinclair reviews some of the many memorials created in the 70 years since the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – the founder of the Indian nation.


Optimist & Pessimist

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

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Flying Visits

Kiwi Lynne Walker leads a group of Australian enthusiasts on a tour of gardens on New Zealand’s South Island.


Gardens and Books from Around the World

Our garden reviewer visited Le Jardin Exotique near the Breton port of Roscoff and found it to be full of interest.

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 enjoy a selection of the best recent books in the magazine.

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Politics and Pleasure

Hillsborough Castle is where the British royal family and dignitaries stay when visiting Northern Ireland. A redesign of the gardens presented its own challenges to landscape architect, Mark Lutyens.

Saving Muromtsevo

The manor of Muromtsevo was one of the largest complexes established in the last years of the Russian Empire's existence. After years of neglect, the garden's prospects again look bright.

Bathed in Beauty

The Portuguese Association of Historical Gardens and Sites was awarded a European grant of €1 million, which allowed ancient hydraulic structures in a dozen historic gardens to be restored.

"This Little Paradise"

A study of aviaries offers an intriguing glimpse into cultural exchanges between 18th- and 19th-century China and the world.

Growing Green Fingers

Idealistic views of children’s gardening continue to charm, but are not always matched by reality.


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