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If you look closely at the natural landscape, you’ll never see a large area populated by a single species. Why then would it make sense to plant a single crop in a field or in a section of your garden? It doesn’t. Companion planting makes a lot of sense. Read full text...


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Histories of Famous Gardens

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Ascog Hall Victorian Fernery and Gardens
Discovery and restoration of a 19th-century fernery on the Island of Bute in the Clyde Estuary.
Boxwood Garden
Historic Deepwood Estate - Salem, Oregon
Garden History at Stratford Hall Plantation
Home of Robert E. Lee
Garden History Links
Links to sites of garden and landscape history interest. Web pages.
History of Dovecote
History of the garden of The Dovecote at Cobham in Surrey,England which was part of the garden of "The Woodlands" belonging to the noted Victorian gardener Theresa Earle
Katsura Rikyu Garden
Full description of the gardens and their history.
Maplelawn Historic Garden (Ottawa, Canada)
History, extensive photographs, links, tour and Friends'information for one of the oldest and best preserved walled gardens in Canada. Open to the public spring through fall. English and French versions.
Mary's Gardens
Mary's Gardens was founded in 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to research the hundreds of flowers named in medieval times as symbols of the life, mysteries and privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Museum of Garden History
Located at the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth next to Lambeth Palace in London, the museum offer activities and lectures. Our churchyard contains a recreation of a historic knot garden.
Old Rose Garden History
Jim Syring in June of 1995 and his collection of old roses which was planted at "Smitherwood", the home of Judge and Mrs. Selwyn Smith, in Manassas, Virginia.

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