Gardens Old to New World - and Back Again

National Trust work to restore the gardens of Stowe

Seeking out clues to the eighteenth-century layout of one of England's most famous landscape gardens, 6,000 miles away at what was once a ranch in Southern California, is the intriguing project currently being undertaken in Britain by the National Trust. A team from the Trust has just returned from working on archives held at the Huntington Library at San Marino – just outside Los Angeles. They relate to the Stowe gardens in Buckinghamshire – acquired by the Trust in 1989 and now part of a. long-term project to be restored to their former glory.

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