初の田園郊外と呼ばれるマートン・パークの緑地景観(平成16年度日本造園学会全国大会研究発表論文集(22)) Greenery Landscape of Merton Park in London Called the Original Garden Suburb(PAPERS OF THE 22th SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH MEETING)
In this paper, I discussed the question of the first Garden Suburb in UK and to make clear the characteristics of greenery landscape of Merton Park near Wimbledon in London. The results obtained from these studies are summarized as follows. Merton Park's first houses were five years earlier than Bedford Park 1875. Merton Park claims the title of 'the original garden suburb'. However Bedford Park and also Merton Park were speculative development, which lacked any real social aim in its foundations therefore; the garden suburb concept had not yet emerged at the end of the 19th centuries. So, we can say that both are the Victorian railway suburbs, but not the garden suburb. Merton Park was to become a rich and attractive greenery landscape community which consist of some varied housing set grass, trees and shrubs, especially the holly hedges were all selected by John Innes who was founder of Merton Park.
- ランドスケープ研究 : 日本造園学会誌 : journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
ランドスケープ研究 : 日本造園学会誌 : journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture 67(5), 799-802, 2004-03-31