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Great English Gardens from the Tudor to the Georgian Periods

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Oakwood Village University Woods - Auditorium

6205 Mineral Point Road

Madison, WI 53705

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MAMGA member, Art De Smet will provide this enlightening presentation on Great English Gardens from the Tudor to the Georgian Period.

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England has a long-standing reputation as a nation of gardeners with its first popular gardening book published in 1577. The English are avid flower and vegetable growers but are most known for their garden design and landscapes. Using extensive, high-resolution photographs, this presentation will illustrate English gardens in the 16th C Tudor, the 17th C Stuart and 18th C Georgian styles.

The Tudor era brought the first shift from purely functional flower and vegetable gardens to decorative knot gardens with later addition of parterres, hedges and mazes. Little Moreton and Longleat will be shown as examples of this developing style. In the Stuart era, canals, fountains and water features were added to elaborate, geometrically patterned walking spaces. The water gardens at Westbury Court and the magnificent estate at Chatsworth are prime examples of this style. Using the incredible wealth generated in the Georgian era, wealthy nobles and business men terraformed their estates to produce sweeping vistas. Many of these were done by the landscape architect, “Capability Brown” with prime examples at Berrington Hall, Stowe and Chatsworth. Landscape gardens at Castle Howard and Stourhead will finish the presentation.

This event will be held in the Auditorium at Oakwood Village West on Mineral Point Road. As you enter the complex vear to the right. There is a visitor parking lot in front of the Auditorium.

This free event is strictly for MAMGA members and their guests.

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