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Repton Influences German Landscape Design

Count Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Puckler-Muskau (1785-1871)

In the early nineteenth century Humphry Repton’s landscape ideas influenced not only England and America, but also Germany.

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers explains from her years of research, teaching, and writing in her newly released Romantic Gardens that Count Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Puckler-Muskau (1785-1871)  modeled his book Hints on Landscape Gardening on the work of English landscape designer Humphry Repton.  Hints recommended the English model of a picturesque landscape to any Prussian gentleman  about to undertake the task of designing the landscape and

Count Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Puckler-Muskau (1755-1871)

for his property.

Frederick Law Olmsted valued the work of Puckler, sending his young associate Charles Eliot to Europe to visit  Puckler’s picturesque landscapes.

And so it was that the English picturesque style of gardening provided a model for the landscapes of Europe as well as America in the nineteenth century.


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