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Saturday, May 28, 2016
17C Euro Gardens - Enghien - Clipped hedges & Orange trees
Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch artist, 1645-1708) Hedges clipped to form partitions or screens at the Renaissance gardens at Enghien near Hainault. the hedges have been clipped to form screens, foliage tunnels, & an obelisk. The mature orange trees in the foreground are laden with fruit which is being picked, & a small tree is being ceremoniously presented to a lady & her entourage.