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Tuesday Studio: The Private Paradise of the Qianlong Emperor

Perhaps the most famous imperial garden in the Western imagination is that of the thirteenth-century Mongol emperor and founder of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, Khubilai Khan. Immortalized by the vivid and haunting poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in “Kubla Khan,” Khan’s garden is an elaborate synthesis of natural and manmade

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Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden

This morning the NYTimes Home section ran a front page article on Thomas Jefferson’s gardens at Monticello, focusing on both the gardens themselves as well as the gardening philosophy of the founding father who designed them. In the article, reporter Anne Raver speaks extensively with Peter Hatch, the director of

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