An illustrated study of the how the 18th-century English Landscape Garden spread through Europe and Russia.
A garden 'in the English style' is commonly used to denote a landscape garden in Europe, while the term 'landscape garden' is used for layouts that are naturalistic in plan and resemble natural scenery, though they might be highly contrived and usually large in scale.
From around 1760 the landscape garden took hold in mainland Europe. Due to a division between Catholic and Protestant, the notion of the landscape garden held different significance and was interpreted and applied variously in those countries: in other words, they found it a very flexible medium.
In this book, garden historian Michael Symes takes you through different European gardens which illustrate the range and variety of applications of the landscape garden, though they are also those about which most is known in English. The perfect read for anyone who has a passion for garden history.