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English Heritage plans to restore ‘great lost garden’ of Alexander Pope

Project to recreate poet’s London estate accused of subverting history by opponents, who say elaborate grounds may never have existedThe restoration, even at huge cost, of what English Heritage calls one of “the great lost gardens of London” sounds a worthwhile, even noble, project. But what if that “lost garden” is a myth, a pipe dream never really built? English Heritage plans to transform the estate of Marble Hill, a grand house by the Thames, by reintroducing elaborate gardens it says were inspired by Alexander Pope, the satirist and poet,...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Sunday, 6 May