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18th Century Period Garden

Mid - Late Georgian 1760 - 1800

Rose 'de Meux'

Rose ‘De Meux’ with box hedging - photo Sunniva Harte

Town gardens were increasingly seen as an extension of the house, a place for recreation and entertainment.

The evidence indicates that the prevailing taste was for simplicity and tidiness, with ornamental gardens featuring paved and/or rolled gravel paths, geometric beds with box edging and the use of evergreen shrubs, often clipped and kept distinct from one another.

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