James Garth Marshall's vision for Tarn Hows

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    "Tarn Hows was originally part of a designed landscape, created by James Garth Marshall, owner of the Monk Coniston Estate, in the 1860s. Tarn Hows as we see it today was originally three natural tarns. When James Garth Marshall bought it he started on a project to create a new body of water surrounded by a bold, ornamental planting scheme, which also had an industrial use to feed his sawmill, downstream in Coniston. Marshall’s vision involved clumps of trees planted in a carefully considered way, highlighting rocky knolls and the dramatic Lakes landscape beyond. The new planting was protected by ‘nurse’ crops of conifers, which were intended to be removed once the young trees were established. However, Marshall died before his vision was realised and the nurse crops were never removed. Trees then grew to dominate the Tarn Hows panorama as we know it today......"
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    National Trust
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    Link: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tarn-hows-and-coniston/features/james-garth-marshalls-vision-for-tarn-hows
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 4 months ago
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