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An American Gardener in England

One of the most famous and iconically English gardens in Britain is the famed Arts & Crafts garden, Hidcote located in Gloucestershire. Designed by the American horticulturalist, Major Lawrence Johnston, Hidcote would come to influence countless gardeners both in Britain and around the world. Among its admirers were Graham Stuart Thomas, Vita Sackville-West and Norah Lindsay.
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The Gardens at Nymans in Sussex

Nymans was the home of the talented and creative Messel family. Today it is one of England's most inspiring gardens. Exuberant floral displays, captivating views and stunning plant collections are designed to impress, while its rooms, corners and archways offer intimate and secret places in which to relax
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Talking Topiary

Who doesn’t love a great topiary garden? It just brings a smile to your face—well at least it does to ours. However, not everyone feels the same way: as some anonymous wag once described a topiary garden in England: “The monstrosities doth multiply…” Given the range of reaction it inspires, topiary has gone in and out of fashion over the centuries. We think it’s all good fun.
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