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    Knot garden design.

    Avebury Manor, Wiltshire, England

    Fountain in Knot Garden, Hatfield House Gardens, Hertfordshire, home to Elizabeth I in her childhood.

    The thistle and the rose - Detail from the Treaty of Perpetual Peace (1502) between England and Scotland which was cemented by the marriage of James IV of Scotland to Princess Margaret, Henry VII’s daughter. The borders of this document illustrate the thistle (James’ emblem), the Tudor rose and the marguerete representing Margaret.

    Walter Crane... Flowers From Shakespeare's Garden 1906

    A Shakespeare Garden: Cowslip (Primula veris). “The cowslips tall her pensioners be; In their gold coats spots you see;" - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, Scene I

    Violet: "They are as gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet" Cymbeline [IV, 2]

    Narcissus: "Go, get thee hence: Hadst thou Narcissus in thy face, to me Thou wouldst appear most ugly." Antony and Cleopatra [II, 5]

    Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalus) - OPHELIA: “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you love, remember.” - Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V

    Rue (Ruta graveolens). “Here did she fall a tear; here in this place, I’ll set a bank of rue, sour herb of grace; Rue, even for ruth here shortly shall be seen In the remembrance of a weeping queen.” - Richard II, Act III, Scene IV

    Lady Smocks (Cardamine pratensis) "And lady-smocks all silver white And cuckoo buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight." - Love's Labour's Loss, Act V, Scene II

    Columbines: “There’s fennel for you and columbines.” - Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V

    Carnations: “… the fairest flowers o’ the season are our Carnations and streak’d Gillyvors” - The Winter’s Tale, Act IV, Scene III

    Ancient tree, Hatfield Forest

    Avebury Manor, Wiltshire, England by Richard Bradshaw1

    Walled kitchen garden

    Hedge maze garden

    #Maze Gardens at #Ruspoli Castle Northern Lazio, Italy. Beautiful Formal Garden. Timeless.....

    William Lawson A New Orchard and Garden (1618): view of Elizabethan garden

    William Lawson Country Housewives Garden (1618) title page

    William Lawson A New Orchard and Garden (1618) title page

    Jousting rules for a tournament 1511- To celebrate the birth of his son Prince Henry in 1511, the King proclaimed an allegorical tournament of the sort developed in the previous century at the court of the Dukes of Burgundy. This challenge, issued and signed by the King lists the rules to be followed and explains the background story.

    Tudor Gardens in Winter at Lyme Park, Cheshire, England - December 2006 by SaffyH - Uploading Jordan Photo's, via Flickr

    Tudor garden at Sudeley Castle. The tomb of Catherine Parr is at Sudeley.

    Heraldic Beasts-Hampton Court Palace-EXCERPT: 'Some of the most characteristic features of Tudor gardens were carved heraldic beasts and animals mounted on the top of tall poles, representing the strong underlying themes of fantasy and heraldry. These figures of heraldic beasts or ‘Bestes’ were also found on house gables, roof lines, gateposts, banners and even on top of tents.'