The Green Detectives

Anna Pavord looks for the clues which date a garden, and for traces of the great garden designers.

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02John Claudius Loudon19990704

Trees, public parks and cemeteries.

03Joseph Paxton19990711

Bedding out a blaze of colour and the great glass houses.

04Shirley Hibberd And The Amateur Gardener19990718

Rockeries, floral pyramids and rustic adornments.

05William Robinson19990725

Flower meadows, wild gardening and the kitchen garden at Gravetye.

06 LASTRestoring Period Gardens19990801

Why Norah Lindsay believed in an abundance of flowers and the importance of a well-mown lawn for the 1890s villa garden.