Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 24 – Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira
Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira

Gardens Near and Far episode 24 – Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira

Gardens Near and Far episode 24 – Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira: this baroque garden is decorated with thousands of small mosaic tiles, the famous “Azulejos” that recount the glory of the re-conquest of the independence of Portugal in the 16th century.     Despite its regular appearance, the garden evokes the Moor palaces with their refreshing fountains, thanks to a hydraulic system from Arab culture. Since the 17th century, the palace and its garden have been handed down from…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 21 – Valsanzibio
Valsanzibio

Gardens Near and Far episode 21 – Valsanzibio

Gardens Near and Far episode 21 – Valsanzibio: The Valsanzibio gardens, located in the heart of the Southern Padua hills, span eight hectares. The gardens are the work of the Barbarigo family, who were wealthy 17th century Venetian traders.     They are thought to have been created as a sign of gratitude to God for having spared the family from the plague in 1631. The design of the Valsanzibio gardens is attributed to Luigi Bernini, brother of the famous…

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Read more about the article Gardens Near and Far episode 20 – Garden of Padua
Garden of Padua

Gardens Near and Far episode 20 – Garden of Padua

Gardens Near and Far episode 20: Located in North East of Italy, in the heart of Veneto, the garden of Padua is the oldest botanical garden in the world. Founded in 1545, it dates back to the origin of botanical science.     With its plants from all over the world and its ancient trees from Asia, the garden of Padua takes us on a journey back in time. The botanical garden’s library contains a great many works that retrace…

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Het Loo

Gardens Near and Far episode 19 – Het Loo

In the 17th century, William III of Orange and his wife Mary II acquired the estate of Het Loo, creating over 650 hectares of woodland and parkland, in an outstanding garden inspired by the French baroque gardens of the time.     The flowerbeds are not merely decorative elements designed to attract the eye. They are also intended to be a display power and glory. In the 19th century, the royal garden was transformed into a romantic style park. In…

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MUSKAU

Gardens Near and Far episode 18 – MUSKAU

Gardens Near and Far episode 18 – MUSKAU: in 1811, Prince Hermann von Pückler, one of the leading 19th century landscape gardeners, decided to dedicate his life to creating the ideal estate, in which he experimented with new forms of landscape.     Although he was very influenced by English gardens, Hermann Von Pückler moved away from them when designing his park, which he included in his treatise on gardens so that everybody could take inspiration from it and copy…

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