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Baroque Wonder in Wales

By Linda Tancs

A baroque garden is an elaborate entanglement of color, shape and size with artistic or dramatic flair, characterized by grand terraced landscapes.  In Powys, Wales, Powis Castle’s hanging terraces remain virtually intact since the 1600s.  That makes Powis one of the best surviving examples of baroque gardening in the United Kingdom.  Hewn from the rock, the terraces are dominated by yew topiaries over 300 years old.  The views of parkland below are dazzling, and don’t miss the woodland walks opposite the terraces.


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