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The Cloisters - incorporates parts from five French cloistered abbeys. Buildings at Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-en-Bigorre, and Froville were all disassembled brick-by-brick before being shipped to New York. Part of the Metropolitan Museum, the Cloisters is devoted to Medieval art, artifacts and culture.

The Cloisters - incorporates parts from five French cloistered abbeys.

MEDIEVAL MONASTERIES ~ Drawing showing how the cloister of Battle Abbey might have appeared in the 13th century, with the north cloister being used as a scriptorium. © English Heritage Photo Library. Click for the article

Drawing showing how the cloister of Battle Abbey might have appeared in the century, with the north cloister being used as a scriptorium.

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Medieval Garden Inspiration from The Cloisters

A view into Bonnefont Cloister herb garden, where vertical elements enhance the sense of enclosure. The honeysuckle on the blind arcade is ‘Graham Thomas.

Medieval garden at Chiesa San Pedro, Italy. I like the area of shade using a structure and vines.

Medieval garden at Chiesa San Pedro, Italy. I like the area of shade using a structure and vines.

Medieval Monastery Gardens | courtyard garden at Mont Saint-Michel, a fortified medieval monastery ...

Cloisters and courtyard garden at Mont Saint-Michel

The Trie Cloister Garden at The Cloisters Museum, meant to evoke the feel of the millefleurs/unicorn tapestries.

The Trie Cloister Garden at The Cloisters Museum, meant to evoke the feel of the millefleurs/unicorn tapestries.

scenes from a private Medieval garden recreated, Ael Y Bryn (website also has a fantastic article on period garden design)

medieval gardener journal, from a garden in wales, leave messages for the gardener and ask gardening related questions

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