Hedge with Bench,
Montacute House, Somerset, England
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2000 Architecture Engagement
Calendar (week of August 21)
A classic English garden scene with a teak bench in front of the "wobbly"
hedges at Montacute House dating from the 16th Century. The shape of the
yew hedges is a result of a heavy snow storm during the winter of 1947.
Parts of the plants died, were cut away, and have been maintained in this
unique shape since then. They were used as a backdrop for a scene in
the 1995 movie "Sense and Sensibility".