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How to lay out a garden: the legacy of Edward Kemp (1817 -1891)

Which gardens would you put forward to illustrate the history of England in 100 places? Edward Kemp was one of the most prolific and influential landscape designers of the Victorian era.   813 more words

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August 3 in history

8  Roman Empire general Tiberius defeated Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

881  Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeated the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem  507 more words


Crystal Palace of the mods

The construction in 1851 at Hyde Park, in London, of the Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton, is felt by many modernists to be the beginning of modern architecture. 542 more words


In the Duke’s and Duchess's Garden

Perhaps the greatest influence on the Chatsworth estate gardens was a man named Joseph Paxton. Paxton began his gardening life as a laborer in the Horticultural Society gardens. 807 more words


LondonLife - Irish elk roaming Crystal Palace Park...

A group of extinct Irish elk from the Ice Age – part of a series of models of extinct animals created by sculptor and fossil expert Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Professor Richard Owen, founder of the Natural History Museum, in the 1850s for the park surrounding the reconstructed  86 more words


Paxton's Palace

This card, published by J. Beagles & Co of London, was posted from Beckenham to an address in Christchurch, New Zealand, on May 16 1907. 250 more words