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Recreated, the Tudor garden where the Earl of Leicester wooed Elizabeth I

A one-acre walled garden by Kenilworth Castle in England is the first genuine Tudor garden ever to be recreated.

In a letter thousands of words long, Langam describes the garden’s size and layout, its paths and grass verges, its aviary, fountain, obelisks, statues and even the dimensions of the great terrace which overlooked it.

A team of researchers also conducted an exhaustive survey of images portraying other gardens of the Elizabethan Age to obtain crucial technical information not provided by the letter. Dozens of engravings by Dutch architect and artist Hans Vredeman de Vries and paintings by English artists were subjected to detailed study.

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