George London (landscape architect)

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George London (ca 1640–1714) was an English nurseryman and garden designer. He aspired to the baroque style and was a founding partner in the famed Brompton Park Nursery in 1681. Henry Wise (1653–1738) was his apprentice, and the two later worked as partners on parterre gardens at Hampton Court, Chelsea Hospital, Longleat, Chatsworth, Melbourne Hall, Wimpole Hall and Castle Howard.

His Garden designs at Hanbury Hall near Bromsgrove have been re-instated using plans, contemporary surveys and archaeological evidence.

George London's birth date is not certain but it was probably about 1640.

References[edit]

  • Charles Quest-Ritson (2004). The English Garden: A Social History. David R. Godine. ISBN 1567922643.