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Highlights from Issue 44 (September 2022) of Historic Gardens Review



By Gillian Mawrey.


Visionary, Conservationist and Social Reformer

On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, Jill Sinclair examines the legacy of the father of American landscape architecture.

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

Robert Peel explores, with a group of historic garden enthusiasts, the stepped terraces, cascading water features, sculptures and botanic gardens of Montjuïc in Barcelona.

Gardens and Books from Around the World

In this issue, the extended feature about the sad situation of historic gardens in Ukraine meant we did not have space for a garden review. However, you will find a selection of book reviews.
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Bombs versus Parks

The Soviet Union destroyed much of Ukraine’s landscape heritage. As Oleksandra Pantiukhina writes, Putin’s Russia seems bent on destroying what remains.

In the Heart of Marrakech

A great couturier made Majorelle famous but we owe its creation – and even the iconic blue paint – to a forgotten painter and his passion for the local culture. Marc Jeanson visits the site.

A Diva’s Delight

Clare Gleeson brings us the history of a magical haven near Melbourne where the renowned soprano Dame Nellie Melba could relax with her family, away from the world’s great opera stages.

Down Where the Bayou Bends

Susan House Wade introduces us to Texas philanthropist ‘Miss Ima’ Hogg whose garden featuring azaleas and camellias came to epitomise the Southern style.

Can Compost be Political?

Clemens Alexander Wimmer demonstrates that the landscaper of the Nazi autobahns was also a pioneer of modern ecology.

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