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Hampton Court PalaceHampton Court Palace: The Official Illustrated History Tour Hampton Court. Tells the compelling story of one of the finest palaces in Europe, situated on the banks of the River Thames south-west of London and a centre of court life in England from 1529 to 1737 Celebrates one of the most visited and intriguing architectural ensembles in Britain, including the palace's original sixteenth-century buildings of Henry VIII's reign to the late seventeenth-century Baroque additions by Sir Christopher Wren Includes full coverage of Hampton Court's famous and ever-popular formal gardens, a precious survival of gardening three hundred years ago Reveals the lifestyles of monarchs, mistresses and courtiers as well as life below stairs.

Gardens at Hampton Court PalaceThe Gardens at Hampton Court Palace Hampton Court Palace has the finest Baroque park and garden layout in Britain. Set within 2,000 acres of parkland and bounded on its south and east sides by the River Thames, the historic landscape possesses a rich overlay of garden improvements from the early sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. This book explores the history of this landscape. Among the many themes it addresses are the role and impact of patrons, designers and estate workers; planting and horticultural techniques; statuary, fountains and other garden ornaments; and maintenance and conservation. The photographs that accompany the text, by acclaimed photographer Vivian Russell, constitute the most comprehensive topographical survey of the palace's gardens since the late eighteenth century.

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