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Knots & Bower: Tudor gardens, their features and plants

Michael Brown kindly stepped into our presentation slot at very short notice to present his talk on Knot gardens from the Tudor period. Knot Gardens are a formal square shape often containing a variety of aromatic plants and culinary herbs and fenced in small green and white railings. The gardens also provided restful areas for “those that did not have to work”, in well shaded areas so that the sun and wind did not mark their pale and porcelain skin.

Old though these garden designs may be, they still lay much of the blueprint for large gardens of today and Hampton Court and Kenilworth Castle show good examples.

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