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Garden Design: Rediscovering Lost Gardens, Dr Murray Cook

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Date 6 April 2021

Research by Stirling Council’s Archaeologist Murray Cook has revealed details of two lost gardens in Killearn and Stirling. The Place of Killearn is a 17th and 18th century designed landscape which was abandoned in the early 19th century. The landscape features Killearn’s oldest oak tree, a medieval predecessor house, the Jacobite threat and a rusticated water feature. Livilands House contained a prehistoric broch in its garden which was researched by one of the first female archaeologists in the world and subsequently destroyed as the garden was redesigned. The redesigned garden echoed prehistoric fortifications and was abandoned in the 20th century

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