Garden as eschatology

Interesting article on the possible beliefs implicit in the garden at Biddulph Grange, from Paul Baker of the Garden History Society…

The concept of a link between the Millenarian belief of the imminent second coming [of Christ] and the layout of the garden at Biddulph has been the subject of some literary discussion. […] Brent Elliott in his book Victorian Gardens writes ‘… the garden at Biddulph Grange, by evoking vanished and alien civilizations, served as an affirmation that the millennium was coming.’

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