Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 35 – Levens Hall
Levens Hall

Gardens Near and Far episode 35 – Levens Hall

Gardens Near and Far episode 35: Levens Hall, in the north of England, has belonged to the same family for 800 years. Its garden was laid out in the seventeenth century by a French garden designer, Guillaume Beaumont, who trained with André Le Nôtre at Versailles.     Since then, it has withstood the vagaries of fashion, remaining essentially unchanged over the centuries. The topiary gardens are its crowning glory. The oldest in England and probably in Europe, their trees…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 34 – La Mortella
Gardens Near and Far episode 34 – La Mortella

Gardens Near and Far episode 34 – La Mortella

Gardens Near and Far episode 34 : on the volcanic island of Ischia – in the gulf of Naples – the la Mortella domain’s tropical vegetation is surprisingly lively. Paths have been carved in volcanic rock and are flanked by Mediterranean essences.     They lead to the garden’s top – which has a splendid view on the city of Forio and the sea. The London composer Sir William Walton settled here with his wife Suzana at the end of…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 33 – Kenroku-en
Kenroku-en

Gardens Near and Far episode 33 – Kenroku-en

Gardens Near and Far episode 33: With its lake, its waterfalls and its 8000 trees belonging to 18 different species, this vast garden is one of the most beautiful in Japan. Kenroku-en, meaning the garden of six virtues, is in the city of Kanazawa.     As Kanazawa's harsh winter approaches, the gardeners engage in a curious airborne ballet. They are putting up Yuki-tsuri - giant bamboo and rope umbrellas designed to keep the weight of the snow off the…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 32 – Jnan Sbil
Gardens Near and Far episode 32 – Jnan Sbil

Gardens Near and Far episode 32 – Jnan Sbil

Gardens Near and Far episode 32 – Jnan Sbil: at the intersection of the old city and the vast new city, the garden of Jnan Sbil, meaning "paradise" in Arabic, stretches for over 7 hectares. The city of Fez, in the North of Morocco, possesses the world's largest Medina.     In the 18 th century, it was created by Sultan Moulay Abdallah and became a public garden last century. Its outstanding vegetation is made up of numerous varieties such…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 31 – Hanbury
Gardens Near and Far episode 31 – Hanbury

Gardens Near and Far episode 31 – Hanbury

Gardens Near and Far episode 31 – Hanbury : Out on cape Mortola – between Menton and Ventimiglia – the Hanbury garden will mesmerize you with its beautiful landscapes. This classified site protects the Italian coast on about 6 kilometers. The splendor of nineteenth century botanical gardens combines harmoniously with exotic species imported from the world over.     In the middle of the nineteenth century, the Brit Thomas Hanbury and his brother Daniel – coming from a family of…

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