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Before Public Parks: The Garden Cemetery…

Not long ago, my friend Paul and I took a stroll through Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown. In my post “Gardens, Formal and Less So,” I was thinking about parks, landscape architecture, and city planning, and Oak Hill fits in all … Continue reading

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Gardens, Formal and Less So: A Brief, Partial History

Even in January, with the expectation of wintry mix, I’m still thinking about gardens.  Gardens go back a long time.  There is, of course, Eden, and its synonym, paradise, which derives from the Persian and Greek paradeisos, or garden.  Egyptian … Continue reading

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