Discovering Lydiard’s Lost Gardens | Parch Marks Reveal 17th Century Landscape

Who else is fascinated by lost cities, hidden doorways and secret gardens? Parch marks reveal the lost #17thC gardens of Lydiard after being swept away 250 years ago! Suspecting that the prolonged dry weather might reveal garden archaeology, The Friends of Lydiard Park were delighted when local resident Phil Jefferies agreed to take some aerial photographs. Lucy Apsley and Lady Johanna St.John from my books would have known this landscape well and walked on these paths. #englishgardens #garden #history


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