This book explores the origins of Georgian gardens. It looks at how they were designed and highlights the gradual move from formal 17th-century designs towards a 'natural' landscape style. Large or small, the gardens of the Georgian period were designed as places for relaxation and, equally importantly, they were used to demonstrate the owner's status and his understanding of taste and style. Practical 'how-to' sections in the book provide tips on creating Georgian-style features in your own garden, and the lists of plants and trees available to 18th-century gardeners will help to evoke a Georgian feel. The availability of plants in UK nurseries is also given. This book is one of a series providing an introduction to gardens and gardening through the ages. Each book includes practical suggestions to help you create a period feel in your own garden.
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