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Chaumont crosses the Channel: Westonbirt Festival of the Garden, 2004

Chaumont crosses the Channel: Westonbirt Festival of the Garden, 2004

Holden, Robert (2004) Chaumont crosses the Channel: Westonbirt Festival of the Garden, 2004. Landscape Architecture Magazine, 94 (11). pp. 114-123. ISSN 0023-8031

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Abstract

Thirteen gardens occupy a meadow in the west of England. Each garden is small and cheap and temporary ("small" meaning 200 square meters maximum, "cheap" meaning about £15,000, and "temporary" as in open for three months from June to September). This is the Westonbirt Festival of the Garden at the Forestry Commission's Arboretum in Gloucestershire, a county about a hundred miles west of London.

The third established annual major garden festival of this type, it began in 2002. The first festival was the one that began in 1992 at Chaumont in the Loire valley in France. It was followed in 2000 by the Canadian Les Jardins de Métis in Québec, Canada (see "When Is a Garden Not a Garden?" Landscape Architecture, October 2003). New this year is the Cornerstone Festival of Gardens in Sonoma, California, the first in the United States.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: garden design, garden festivals, Great Britain
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Department of Landscape & Garden Design
School of Architecture, Design & Construction
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:16
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6578

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