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A garden fountain from
Repository of Arts Dec. 1820

A garden memorial Cenotaph from Repository of Arts Mar. 1820

A garden fountain from
Repository of Arts Aug. 1820

illustration from 1825 book
Select Collection of Old Plays

illustration from Every Man His Own Gardener, written by
John Abercrombie 1818
illustration of French beehive
St. Dorothea is the patron saint of gardeners. Her saint's day is January 6
"Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too."
"The garden should fit its master or his tastes, just as his clothes do..."
Gertrude Jekyll
Above two aviaries illustrated in the Repository of the Arts 1819
Pierre-Joseph Redoute paints the roses of Empress Josephine
Royal Horticultural Society established in England
Above a Polish hut for gardens
Above a bridge and boat house for the larger garden
The Walled Garden at Shugborough, Staffordshire established 1805 as a horticultural centre of excellence by Thomas Anson
In 1816 planting began in the gardens of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton to John Nash's 'picturesque' design
As with so many other aspects of life, the Regency was a time of transition in gardening as well.
The formal gardens of the 17th and early 18th centuries were giving way to new visions--
the picturesque, the naturalistic, the planned and the artfully unplanned all vied for popularity.
In 1810, Uvedal Price wrote "Three Essays on the Picturesque", an influential guide to the new ideas.
The meticulously planned Gothic Flower Garden:
The carefully unplanned Grounds of an Villa:
Both designs from The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J. C. Loudon

From The Gardener's Pocket Journal 1808
Humphrey Repton, who coined the term 'landscape gardener' was an enormously influential firgure in Regency gardening.
His vision of the tools of his trade (above) are as picturesque as some of his designs.
In 1806 he published "An Inquiry in the Changes of Taste in Landscape Gardening".
Below is his design of an orangery for the garden of the Prince Regent's Royal Pavilion at Brighton.



Below are tools of the gardener's trade and some of his decorative potting options:
Renowned architect of the period, George Papworth produced many designs (below) for garden enhancements.
Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

Chippendale Garden Seats above

Please see my blog at label 'Regency Gardens' for more information and opinions on Regency Gardening
Contemporary artist John S. Goodall presents his view of the work of a Regency gardener and his staff below:
Perspective Section of a Vinery Greenhouse much like Mr. Goodall's greenhouse above

from The Gardener's Magazine 1836