|Mary in a hortus conclusus
|Plan of St Gall - garden is in top left corner
|Virgin and Child with Saints, c.1510-1520. Attribution: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos. GFDL Licence
|The Abbey House Garden, Malmesbury
|An Enclosed Garden
The Normans loved hunting, and they must have heard tales of the great Assyrian pairadaeza full of exotic animals, trees and flowers. A ‘replica’ was built in 1123 by Henry I, who enclosed the park at Woodstock and stocked it with animals including lions, leopards, lynx, porcupine and camels.