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Nature Perfected: The Story Of The Garden: The Landscaping Of England / Moving On.

The Landscaping of England: The 16th century began a metamorphosis that would forever change the English landscape. With the increased popularity of classical Italian architecture came an appreciation for Italy's rolling countryside. Embracing a new humanistic vision, England's garden engineers replaced fences and fountains with gentle hills and streams. Moving On examines the early New England colonists who used gardens for "meate and medicine" only. More gardening activities developed thanks to the Quakers, who excluded music, drama, and art from their lives but cherished nature's beauty. In a visit to Colonial Williamsburg film explores both aesthetic and kitchen gardens, and reflects upon the image of the Old South with its elegant plantations. 1995. 50-60 min.