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CONTENTS

6 FOREWORD by Dieter Helm

8 INTRODUCTION

14 LAND AND WATER 16 ON THE EDGE 17 Solovki, Russia 22 Transylvania, Romania

28 WATER 29 Thames Landscape Strategy, London 34 Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania

38 SOIL 39 Villa La Pietra, Florence 46 The Apothecaries’ Garden, Moscow 50 Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford

56 LIFE 58 WILDLIFE 59 Winchester Wet Meadows, Hampshire 64 Shawford Wet Meadows, Hampshire 70 Heveningham Hall, Suffolk 76 Natural History Museum, London

86 PEOPLE 87 Victoria and Albert Museum, London 96 Hyde Park Corner, London 102 Hyde Abbey Garden, Winchester 106 Maggie’s Centre, Swansea 110 City of London Cemetery, London

116 SETTLEMENT 117 Chelsea Barracks, London 122 Fawley Waterside, Hampshire 130 Madinat al Irfan, Oman

138 SPIRIT 140 JFK Memorial, Runnymede

142 INSPIRATION 143 Avebury Ring, Wiltshire 144 Ridge and Furrow, Lincolnshire 145 Lyveden New Bield, Northamptonshire 146 Rousham, Oxfordshire 147 Claremont, Surrey 148 Studley Royal, Yorkshire 149 Taking a Wall for a Walk, Cumbria 151 Paley Park, New York

152 LANDFORM 153 Heveningham Hall, Suffolk 158 Great Fosters, Surrey 162 Holker Hall, Cumbria 166 The Holt, Hampshire 176 Rotherfield Park, Hampshire 180 Boughton House, Northamptonshire 190 Hurstbourne Park, Hampshire 192 County Hall, London 194 Vitsoe Furniture Factory,

Leamington Spa 198 Friars Stile Road, Richmond

202 HOME GROUND 204 Franklin Farm, Hampshire

214 INDEX 216 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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