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About Great Gardens of the World
Great Gardens of the World is a worldwide network of international gardens, garden designers and landscape architects, ranging from China to America, from Russia to Australia. It aims to be a source of inspiration for a new generations of garden lovers and designers, a place where ideas and motivation can be found easily.
"The great challenge for the garden designer is not to make the garden look natural, but to make the garden so that the people in it will feel natural." – Lawrence Halprin
MODERN GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Gardens have become a modern agora, where people meet and mix. It’s the formidable use of space, that makes for such diversity in modern garden design.
Places where the history of art of Gardens was made, a ‘must see’ on any garden lovers list. These gardens cover many centuries in 20 Countries of the world.
Follies are decorative garden structures, ranging from miniature buildings to towers, Chinese pagodas or even battlements completely out of context.
Wilton House has been the seat of the Herbert family, Earls of Pembroke, since the buildings of Wilton Abbey were granted in 1544 by Henry VIII to Sir William Herbert, together with extensive land across Wiltshire.
With 1,000 acres of parkland to explore, Castle Howard is a haven of peace and tranquility with extensive woodland walks, temples, lakes and fountains. The monumental landscape offers breathtaking views at every turn, taking in the countryside of the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Levens Hall has grown from a stark, imposing Pele Tower built c1250-1300, into a warm and welcoming family home. It is home to the world’s oldest topiary gardens and centre of a thriving 9,500-acre agricultural estate.