The Influence of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was drastically changed by the introduction of the Normans in the later eleventh century. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But before concentrating on home-life or having the occasion to contemplate domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Castles were more standard designs and often constructed on blustery hills, where their tenants devoted both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were major stone buildings, mostly positioned in the widest, most fruitful hollows. Gardening, a quiet occupation, was impracticable in these fruitless fortifications. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is depicted in Berkeley Castle, which is most likely the most unscathed sample we have. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. A massive terrace serves as a hindrance to intruders who would attempt to mine the walls of the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.

The Multiple Types of Wall Water Fountains

You can find tranquility and silence when you add a wall fountain in your backyard or patio. You can have one made to suit your specifications even if you have a minimum amount of space. Both the stand alone and mounted types need to have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. Traditional, modern, antique, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can choose.

Also referred to as a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather big, and its basin is placed on the ground.

On the other hand, a water feature affixed to a wall can be integrated onto an existing wall or built into a new wall.Multiple Types Wall Water Fountains 207025070414862650.jpg The look of your landscape will seem more unified instead of disjointed when you put in this kind of water feature.