Clean lines, precise detailing and shapes galore – these are just a couple of visual reasons why these 18th century garden plans are our #mapofthemonth.
The park and garden were merged into one during the Georgian era. Features like the ha-ha (a stock-proof boundary invisible from the house) helped to achieve this stylised look. Other features, like the walled kitchen gardens were sited out of view or screened by the latest craze, the shrubbery.
The concept of the ‘landscape park’ was ultimately a British style which would influence gardens throughout Europe.
We know – they aren’t exactly maps! But the skill in the technical drawing compares with a beautifully drawn map by a professional cartographer (and we really do love our hand drawn maps here at The Way!)