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Grounds for Review: The Garden Festival in Urban Planning and Design

Andrew Theokas


Garden Festivals are more than temporary horticultural expositions. Complex and phased, these projects have additional significance as planning stratagems, reclamation projects, public art venues, and precursors of new urban parks. Their scope extends well beyond that implied by the term ‘garden festival’. Typically exceeding 50 hectares, they stimulate development and steer site design through a unique merger of domestic garden culture with a large-scale urban project. A general discussion of the origins, formative elements, and chronology of the generic event followed by cross-cultural revie ... More

Keywords: garden festivals, planning stratagems, reclamation projects, public art venues, new urban parks, domestic garden culture, urban design, open space, holistic initiatives, urban landscape planning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780853235392
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314643


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Theokas, author