Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Parks & Gardens – across the United Kingdom."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Parks & Gardens – across the United Kingdom
Sites by type Allotment Collection Designed rural space Designed urban space Estate Ferme ornee Funerary site Garden Maze Park Plantation
Garden- an enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit or vegetables and/or recreational purposes. Park- an enclosed piece of land, generally large in area, used for hunting, the cultivation of trees, for grazing sheep and cattle or visual enjoyment.
Parks and gardens of the UK Algars Manor England, Bristol Claremont England, Esher
Parks and gardens of the UK Scoyd Park Wales, Grindley Brook Craig Park Wales, Cardiff
Parks and gardens of the UK Mayfield Park England, Southampton. Prior Park England, Bath
An introduction to garden history Design has been important in the British landscape for centuries. Many people are familiar with the gardens of large country houses, but in fact designed landscapes have a very complex history dating from Roman times and incorporating influences from across the world.
How is historical importance decided? The age of the garden and how many of its kind there are. How much of the original structure remains, and its condition. Whether the garden is a good example of a particular period or type of design, Whether it is the work of a known designer Its horticultural or botanical interest Associations with important people or events in history Whether it has been very influential in the design of gardens Its contribution to local character or the wider landscape
Historical Profiles Ernest Wilson - explorer and plant hunter
Historical Profiles Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild - botanist and gardener
Historical Profiles Stephen Switzer - pioneer of the English landscape garden (Castle Howard, Yorkshire)