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  Seven great gardens: Hatfield 22 Mar 2006  
For centuries gardens have provided a refuge from the outside world as well as a delight to the senses. In a new book, Andrea Wulf and Emma Gieben Gamal explore three hundred years of gardening history, beginning with the gardens at Hatfield House, built by Sir Robert Cecil in the early 1600s in a lavish project designed entirely to entertain King James.

As Andrea Wulf tells Maggie Ayre, the grand design of the gardens marked the beginning a new era in landscaping and gardening...

"This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History" by Andrea Wulf and Emma Gieben-Gamal is published by Little Brown, ISBN 0-316-72580-3.
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