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The Gardenesque style of garden design evolved during the 1820's from Humphrey Repton's Picturesque style.

The main characteristic of this style is that all the trees, shrubs and plants are positioned and managed in such a way that each plant can be displayed to its full potential in scattered planting. The approach involved the creation of small scale landscapes to promote beauty, variety and mystery.

Many of the features, which distinguished this design style

Main Lawns - © Meg Jullien

such as winding paths, dotted island beds, expanses of grass, and tree-planted mounds, can still be seen.

The Sheffield Botanical Gardens are still one of the best Gardenesque Landscapes in Britain.


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