The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle

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Anna Keay & John Watkins (eds)
Published by
English Heritage
Publication Date
28 September 2013
Publisher's Ref
276 x 219 mm

The garden created by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, at Kenilworth Castle in the early 1570s was one of the wonders of Elizabethan England. It is also the best documented of all the great gardens of its age, providing the starting point for English Heritage’s ambitious re-creation in 2009. This beautifully illustrated book presents the extensive research that informed the scheme and describes the process by which the new garden was designed.

Seventeen chapters, written by specialists and experts in the field, range widely, covering: the place of Kenilworth in garden history; the Earl of Leicester as a cultural patron and his work at Kenilworth; the results of the excavation of the garden site; detailed consideration of key aspects of the Elizabethan garden, including the fountain and the aviary; and important new work on the early Elizabethan flower garden. The overall philosophy of re-creating the garden and the practical aspects of doing so, are also considered. This book represents a major addition to the study of English garden history. 
  • 1. The earl of Leicester and his world
  • 2. The place of Kenilworth in garden history
  • 3. The architectural setting of the earl of Leicester's garden
  • 4. The north court prior to Leicesters works
  • 5. The north court after the Earl of Leicester
  • 6. Princely pleasures: the cultural patronage of the Earl of Leicester
  • 7. The Langham Letter as a source for garden history
  • 8. The archaeology of the garden
  • 9. Visual sources for Elizabethan garden
  • 10. The philosophy of the reconstruction
  • 11. The form and structure of the garden
  • 12. The ‘Very Fair Fountain’
  • 13. Designing and creating the fountain
  • 14. The Aviary
  • 15. Birds for the Kenilworth aviary
  • 16. The Elizabethan Flower Garden
  • 17. Patterns of Planting

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