What is an English garden?
Up until the 18th century gardens were predominantly designed around precision, incorporating geometrical axes, clear lines and ornaments.
Then, from about 1720, a new garden style originated in England.
Gardens were now being perceived as “accessible canvases of scenic beauty”, designed to titillate the eye of the visitor. Winding pathways, individual clusters of trees, ponds and lakes, as well as smaller buildings like pagodas, temples and grottos were typical. A maximum naturalness of the landscape should be realised using a specific garden design.