Conservation in Action: Strawberry Hill, Twickenham

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This article interprets the original Strawberry Hill garden and suggests that the restoration of the landscape, although well‐intentioned, represents a missed opportunity to recreate a scheme based on Walpole's correspondence and commissioned paintings to evoke some of his primary design intentions. Although the project is well‐intentioned and elements of the physical entity of the place have been restored, due to a fundamental lack of understanding of what it meant, its Genius Loci – the essential spirit of the place – has not been captured by the conservation project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGardens and Landscapes in Historic Building Conservation
EditorsMarion Harney
Place of PublicationChichester, UK
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-118-50813-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-50814-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


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