Thursday, February 2, 2017

Before Public Gardens & Parks - An Enclosed 16C Garden filled with Music

1531 Illustration to Cicero, 'Officia'  Augsburg, by Hans Weiditz (German artist, c1500-c1536)  Published by Heinrich Steiner (fl.1530).  Here is an enclosed garden. In 16C manor houses, these enclosed spaces often represented a garden of earthly delights. Enclosed within wattle fences, with grass treated as a flowery mead planted with low-growing wild flowers & herbs. Birds & visitors fill the air with music.