landscape garden style

A style of large-scale garden design also called ‘serpentine’ or ‘Brownian’ and characterized by free-flowing but mannered curves. Developed particularly by Capability Brown in Britain in the latter part of the 18th C. Landscape gardens were preceded by baroque gardens and followed by picturesque gardens

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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