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walled garden

A garden derived from the medieval monastery garden, with herbs for food and medicine, and later developing to include flower and kitchen gardens.

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Beningbrough Hall, near York, walled kitchen garden. The paths are edged with low box hedging, there is a wide entrance to the garden through the wall which runs from the right to the centre of the image. This wall also has a lean-to glasshouse. The main path leads to the distance where a smaller entrance to the garden is visible. The end of the house is also seen above the top of the wall. Well-tended plants and trees are growing in the garden. Photograph copyright: John Clark, 2008.