Arbors in English Tudor Gardens

Arbors in English Tudor Gardens

Every Tudor garden consisted of several arbors. One type had a square-topped roof, while the other type was arched.

More strong structures of brick or of stone operated in winter together with summertime season, as they were supplied with chimneys. Such a one, on a huge scale, is still to be seen at Hampton Court, and is called the banqueting house. Another, which has really now disappeared, was built for Elizabeth of York at Windsor.

Long covered walks formed another important function in every garden. Frequently they passed in between lines of clipped trees bent to form an arch, like the hornbeam walk at Hatfield, or the among witch elm, called Queen Mary’s, at Hampton Court. Among the advantages of these walks was that under their shade it was possible to go from one part of the garden to another without being exposed to the sun.

Another function developed at this period was the set up, a mound of earth typically covered with grass and acting as a lookout over the garden wall into the park. It was established on a brick structure covered with earth and planted with twelve hundred quicksets.

Every Tudor garden consisted of one or more arbors. One of the advantages of these walks was that under their shade it was possible to go from one part of the garden to another without being exposed to the sun.

One of the advantages of these walks was that under their shade it was possible to go from one part of the garden to another without being exposed to the sun.

Every Tudor garden consisted of one or more arbors. One of the advantages of these walks was that under their shade it was possible to go from one part of the garden to another without being exposed to the sun.