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Rydal Mount - Gardens


The gardens were laid out by John Knott who owned Rydal Mount in the 18th century. The gardens were substantially modified by William Wordsworth who lived at Rydal Mount from 1813 until his death in 1850. Wordsworth planed the new gardens with the idea that nature should lead the way, to "defend us from the tyranny of trimness and neatness".[1] The gardens "demonstrates both [Wordsworth's] adaptation of Picturesque ideals and his interest in historical continuity and vernacularism. This, along with his wider aesthetic theory, can be seen as a link between Picturesque theory and the historical revivalism which dominated mid and later C19 artistic taste."[2] The gardens of Rydal Mount are Grade II listed.

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The main lawn, Rydal Mount Gardens

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RYDAL MOUNT - Gardens - List Entry
- "...A garden created by the poet William Wordsworth which demonstrates both his adaptation of Picturesque ideals and his interest in historical continuity and vernacularism. This, along with his wider aesthetic ...

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Rydal Mount
- Official Website of Rydal Mount - visitor information. "HOUSE: The house dates from the 16th century, although was enlarged over the intervening centuries, and even by Wordsworth himself. It contains a ...

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William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
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William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
- Overview About William Wordsworth   William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic ...
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The garden that Wordsworth planned
- "Visitors know that William Wordsworth lived here for most of his life, that he wrote many of his greatest poems when he was living here. But not all realise that ...

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