Stowe Landscape Gardens (3321 words)

Historical Context Essay

To locate this garden, please search in Google maps: “stowe school, buckinghamshire”. Stowe School now occupies the main buildings at the centre of Stowe Park.

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Stowe Gardens: from the Rotunda towards the Queen's Theatre, engraved by Jacques Rigaud c. 1733-34.

The gardens at Stowe in Buckinghamshire form one of the most significant and influential sites of garden history in England, and indeed in the world. It was here in the years 1711-79 that Sir Richard Temple (1675-1749), fist Viscount Cobham, and then his nephew and heir, Richard Grenville (1711-1779), second Earl …

Citation:
Clark, Robert. "Stowe Landscape Gardens". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 January 2010; last revised 27 July 2010.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=7210, accessed 23 April 2017.]


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  1. Picturesque landscape and gardens

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