Adaptation in gardens is often different than adaption to buildings. Materials decay, ownership changes or new patrons have different ideas of how a landscape should look, private gardens are opened to the public, and even gardens may – without obvious formal alterations – be subjected to new interpretations. Examples adduced are the Tuileries, Rousham, Blenheim and Longleat.
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Image: The statue of Pan in the overgrown hedges at Rousham in the Vale of Venus. (John Dixon Hunt)