Charting The Nation
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National Archives of Scotland
[Deatil from:] A Plan and Survey of the Gardens of Taymouth [Castle] and County Adjacent. An. 1720.
Campbell, John, Earl of Breadalbane (b.1662, d.1752)
This detail from a 1720 'Plan and survey of the Gardens of Taymouth' shows the mansion of Taymouth Castle on Loch Tay, Perthshire, at the center of a series of formal gardens, orchards and lawns. The formal gardens beside the house are drawn in detail with elaborate patterns of paths and box hedges around formal flower beds. One of the gardens is a knot garden with small summerhouses or pavilions at the corners. These gardens are of a style which began in Scotland in the 17th century and which continued throughout the 18th century in spite of more informal garden design becoming popular in England.
82 x 108cm (2' 8 5/16" x 3' 6 1/2")
Adams, Ian H., Scottish Record Office. Descriptive list of plans, v.1, 1966, p.134.
Courtesy of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland
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