Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Landscapes of Love

Happy Valentine's Day

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
Love bears all things; believes all things; hopes all things; endures all things.

In honor of the great saint associated with love on February 14th, Landscapes of Love
five historic landscapes that symbolize five extraordinary historic couples. Historic landscapes and landscape gardens usually chronicle the fashions and trends of the times that shaped them.

  • England -16th Century: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Hever Castle

Hever Castle & Gardens
Nr Edenbridge
Kent TN8 7NG

Resource: Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England's Tragic Queen Joanna Denny (Da Capo Press, 2006)

Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Sissinghurst, nr Cranbrook
TN17 2AB

Resource: Victoria Glendinning Vita: A Biography of Vita Sackville-West (Alfred A. Knopf 1983) Adams National Historical Park
135 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Bailyn, Bernard. First Generations: Women in Colonial America (New York: Hill and Wang, 1996)
Gelles, Edith B. Portia: The World of Abigail Adams. (Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1992)
  • France -18th Century: Marie Antoinette,Louis XVI and the Petit Trianon

Resource: History of the Petit Trianon

  • India - 17th Century: Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor and the Taj Mahal built as a mausoleum and memorial.

Uttar Pradesh

Agra District



Sue Swift said...

Just to let you know that I posted your nomination for the Garden Bloggers' Carnival today.

gardenmoma said...


Thanks for putting the Carnival together. Readers interested in finding out more about the garden bloggers nominated for Sue's Carnival can check it out at http://balcony-garden.blogspot.com