The English Landscape Garden

Historical Context Essay

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Probably the most influential garden from European antiquity surrounded the villa built for the emperor Hadrian at Tivoli near Rome. Remnants of this garden have survived to this day and were to have considerable influence during the Renaissance. The garden as a whole covered approximately 7 square miles (18 square kilometres), and included theatres, baths, libraries, sculpture gardens and pavilions of an enormous extent. It was in fragments rather than in its entirety that Tivoli was to prove influential.

Probably the most influential garden from European antiquity surrounded the villa built for the emperor Hadrian at Tivoli near Rome. Remnants of this garden have survived to this day and were to have considerable influence during the Renaissance. The garden as a whole covered…

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Citation: Clark, Robert, Caroline Holmes. "The English Landscape Garden". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 November 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1509, accessed 22 February 2024.]

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