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Dig It! - Unconnected Thoughts on Gardening, by William Shenstone (16 July 2018)

Dig It! // Gardening & Green Spaces// Explore Switzerland// WRS // July 16, 2018

Following on from last week's show about Chinese gardens, this week we are looking at the English Landscape garden and the writer, William Shenstone, who could be said to have first described it and perhaps even invented it. His book "Unconnected Thoughts on Gardening" is in the Fondation Martin Bodmer's summer exhibition, "Des Jardins et des Livres" and is well worth a detour, to enjoy the comparisons with the formal French "how-to" guides around it. His garden, "The Leasowes" is still in existence, and can be visited for free. It is situated near Birmingham in the UK.The best example of an extant Swiss garden with a landscape park is the Hermitage at Arlesheim in Basel-Land and is open to the public on certain dates. See website for details.

 

 

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