Twentieth Century

Scotland’s Gardens in the 20th Century

As the Century began, the more relaxed Edwardian period brought in a good deal of social, cultural and political change, which filtered through into attitudes to the garden. The legacy of the romantic landscape and picturesque cottage garden of the Victorian remained, but influences such as the Arts and Crafts movement brought more flexibility into garden design; the concept of the garden as an expression of character, or as a forum for artistic expression, rather than a static source of pleasure began to creep in.

Despite the dual hiatus of two World Wars, this new way of thinking about the garden gained momentum, eroding the set styles of previous centuries.

Examples in Gardens to Visit

Broughton House and Garden, Kircudbright

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