William Kent

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  • Timothy Mowl (University of Buckingham)

William Kent was one of the most important garden designers in the history of Britain, being responsible for inventing the natural style of garden and in particular for his work at Stowe and Rousham, two of the most important gardens in the country.


The Gardens at Rousham — Kent’s Rill
©Marianne Majerus

Kent was born and bred in Bridlington (Brillington and Burlington being …

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Mowl, Timothy. "William Kent". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 November 2007
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