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English Garden, The. Part 3: A Temple in the Grove (1725-1755)

Synopsis
The invention of the sunken fence or ‘ha-ha’ set designers free to harmonise the surrounding countryside with the garden, while loosening up the regularity of previous gardens. Locations include a 12-acre kitchen garden at Castle Howard, the castle grounds of the Temple of the Winds at Stowe in Buckinghamshire, Mount Edgecombe in Cornwall, and Stourhead in Wiltshire. There are also shots of the valley garden created by Henry Hoare which inspired paintings by Constable and Turner.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 26 min.
Year of production
1980
Availability
out of distribution
Uses
General audiences; landscape artists.*
Subjects
Architecture; Biology
Keywords
England; gardens; landscape design

Credits

Cast
John Gielgud 

Production Company

Name

Thames Television

Distributor

Name

Granada Learning

Email
info@granada-learning.co.uk
Web
http://www.granada-learning.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0161-827 2927
Fax
0161-827 2966
Address
Customer Services
Granada Television
Quay Street
Manchester M60 9EA

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