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Gardens Most Amazing

Provincial French parterre garden with white roses and myrtle globe topiaries

This garden of heartstopping beauty was shown in a recent episode of Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party on PBS.

The great Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, traveled to the English countryside to investigate a murder. Instead of the butler, the gardener turned out to have done it – which gave us a glimpse of a monumental, formal yew garden [top] at Beckley Park, a private estate in England, organized around walls of huge neatly-clipped hedges combined with giant topiaries in the form of pyramids. This garden was created in the 1920s and is a form of living sculpture. Hedges divide it into areas akin to outdoor rooms.… Continue Reading