Gardens of the Renaissance

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A Field Guide to Renaissance Gardens

The Temptation of Adam and Eve / Boucicaut Master
The Temptation of Adam and Eve (detail) in Concerning the Fates of Illustrious Men and Women, about 1415, Boucicaut Master. Tempera colors, gold leaf and gold paint on parchment, 16 9/16 x 11 5/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 63, fol. 3

In the Renaissance as now, gardens came in many forms and carried many associations. A visual tour. More»

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Edible Gardening in the Renaissance


What grew in the Renaissance garden? Many familiar favorites, from cabbage to strawberries. More»

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Getty Voices: Renaissance Gardens


A journey through Renaissance gardens and their paradoxes: natural and artificial, sin and salvation, virtue and vice. More»

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