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With season 4 of the hit series Downton Abbey premiering January 5th, fans continue to tune in to the popular show about an Edwardian-era family & their estate. Filmed at Highclere Castle, a royal estate with a garden that dates to 1218, today the garden retains the aesthetic of its most famous designer—Lancelot Capability Brown, a preeminent British landscape architect who championed rolling meadows and natural overgrowth.
The famous Tree House at Pitchford is said to be the oldest one in the world. 
Imprinted with weeds collected in London's inner boroughs, Studio Glithero's Blueware series of ceramics is an homage to local plants, analog technologies, and traditional styles.

 

A British town grows vegetables that anyone can harvest, a plan to cover the Eiffel Tower in trees,  the Ice Cube video about his love for Eames, and a nine-mile park on an abandonned railway in New Haven, Connecticut.
Each year, London's Serpentine Gallery has a temporary pavilion designed by a well-known architect. This year's version is by Pritzker prize winner Peter Zumthor, with a garden by Piet Oudolf—the first time horticulture has joined architecture in the 11 years of the pavilion's history. 
The Temple of Flora is perhaps the most famous florilegium or book of flowers from the golden age of botanical illustration. It's a charming collection of deliberately idiosyncratic flower portraits that became the portrait of a nation.
We chat with design legend Terence Conran about how he uses smart design to make his guests feel at home in the garden.